Cyber Villains Frightening People with Death Threat
New variants of the Nigerian spam are turning out to be very nasty as spammers are threatening to kill the people who deny sending money to them, as reported by ITEXAMINER on December 5, 2008.
According to the reports, Rob Schenck - an American pro-life activist - noted the first death spam in this series. The fake e-mail was sent to Rob with the normal spelling and syntax, which are traditionally used in a Nigerian spam.
When Schenck informed the sheriff's office at Hernando County about the e-mail, it was discovered that he was one of the four people who received the same e-mail in that county.
Schenck stated that the spammer, expressing his regret in the e-mail, has written that the recipient will be killed soon if he denies obeying his instructions. The mail further added that the spammer has received payment to kill the e-mail recipient. The person, who has made the payment, has given the spammer a time period of 10 days to get his job done. So if the e-mail recipient wants to remain alive, he has to make a payment of $8,000 to the spammer.
The e-mail further states that the spammer's men have performed all essential investigations required to track the recipient and bring his life to an end. However, the spammer stated that after pondering over the situation and feeling sympathy for the man going to be killed, he has ordered his people to wait for some time before killing him.
Furthermore, the spammer has warned the recipient not to approach the authorities as this may aggravate the danger over the life of his family, as the person who wants him to die, knows some of his family members.
Authorities declared this e-mail as part of an online scam and have asked the e-mail recipients not to send money to anybody. Meanwhile, Sergeant Donna Black stated that e-mails are just a new ploy of the scammers to drain out the people's money, as reported by ITEXAMINER on December 5, 2008.
Related article: Cyber Child abuser Sentenced To Imprisonment
» SPAMfighter News - 16-12-2008