NHS executive Helen Bevan had her two Twitter accounts, with nearly 140,000 followers, stolen by hackers and used to promote fake PlayStation 5 sales.
She now has the accounts back but has received dozens of messages from people who fell for the scam.
Ms Bevan also paid money to someone who said they could help – but they turned out to be a scammer too.
She said she wanted to highlight the importance of extra security measures.
Source: BBC News