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Thousands Of Aussies Get Death Threat By Text

  • BBC, Tuesday, July 24, 2012 2:22 PM

The message, which began to hit people's phones on Monday, reads: "Sum1 paid me to kill you. Get spared, 48hrs to pay $5000. If you inform the police or anybody, death is promised." It directs people to a Yahoo email account which police have now disabled. The fraud is believed to be the work of an organised crime gang.

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