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Pay or you will be killed

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by Larwee, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. Larwee

    Larwee <b><font size=2>In Memoriam - Loyal Administrator< affiliate

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    People are using all types of ways to try to get money. Some of those methods are illegal and has potential victims feeling frightened.

    A new e-mail extortion scheme started this week and it is aimed at people with a little money. They are being told they will be killed if they don't send thousands of dollars to the person who says they will murder them.

    These concern people more because they come from valid e-mail accounts rather than a spoofed address. The emails are sent using Gmail, Yahoo and Hotmail.

    If the person who receives the e-mail responds to it, they receive a reply that contains a lot of personal information about them. That really worries them because it makes it feel as if the person really is after them.

    Here is some of what people are being sent:
    People who receive these are being told that for $30,000 they will not be killed.

    These articles have more details about this:

    New E-Mail Scam: Pay Assassins Or Be Killed -- E-Mail Threat -- InformationWeek

    Death threats from Gmail, Yahoo & Hotmail News - PC Advisor
     
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  3. Idea Guy

    Idea Guy Affiliate affiliate

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    The very good thing they'll do is to ignore the message. It's so obvious that the sender's a scammer.... tsk! tsk! They just have nothing to do with their lives... :mad:
     
  4. Linda Buquet

    Linda Buquet <span style="color: #daa520;font-weight: bold;">Me

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    Whoa! Still kinda scary, even if you know it's a scam.
     
  5. TheCuteKidDave

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    I agree do these people have anything postive to contribute to the world!! Everybody needs to stop being so frighten they thrive on it!!
     

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