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Submission + - Australians Receive SMS Death Threat (theage.com.au)

beaverdownunder writes: Many Aussies across New South Wales and South Australia had a bit of a shock this morning when they received an SMS threatening them with assassination.

Although somewhat varied, the messages have typically read, "Someone paid me to kill you. If you want me to spare you, I'll give you two days to pay $5000. If you inform the police or anybody, you will die, I am monitoring you", and signed with the e-mail address killerking247@yahoo.com.

Police and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission have warned that the messages are almost certainly fake, and that no dialogue should be entered into with scammers.

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Australians Receive SMS Death Threat

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