Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Kill threat scam hits Australian mobile phones

NEW TECHNIQUE : Kill threat scam hits Australian mobile phones

The Sunday Mail

July 05, 2009


AN SMS scam with a deadly twist is doing the rounds of Australian phones.

The text tells phone users: "I am about to kill you, if you want to live contact (hbko@ pobox.sk) to get information on what you will have to do to live. If you ignore this message, you will die."

Users who send a message to the email listed in the SMS receive a reply asking them for $A10,000.

It is believed the scam focuses Optus users in particular, but Vodafone customers have also reported receiving the threats.

The SMS is sent from the telephone number 856 207 580 237 and victims have reported multiple calls.

A Queensland Police Service spokeswoman said police were aware of the SMS and urged phone users who receive it to delete it immediately.

She urged anyone concerned by the SMS to contact their local police station.

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