Evil Genius Takes Tasmanians Residents to Nerves
Tasmania, an Australian island and state, presently in a state of high volatility due to scam e-mails making a round in the net, the residents are recommended to remain vigilant towards any suspicious activities, reported themercury on its website on December 12, 2011.
This all started with the receipt of complaints from the Police force that came to fore while the scam e-mails were still prevalent.
Arthur Sale, Retired University of Tasmania Computer Science Professor was the latest hit of this most recent faux hitman death threat.
The threat message opens up on a very sadistic note threatening the recipient with death threat. The sender proves their helplessness on the matter, as they are paid for the same.
Several other mails follow this threat mails seeking huge ransom or bank details for safety and protection.
Professor Sale also claimed that this sort of e-mail is certainly enough to scare people.
According to Detective Inspector Peter Powell, mails of the sort can be reported to Scamwatch but if the origination of these mails belongs to some other country, then it will be really tough to detect, as published by themercury on December 12, 2011.
Unluckily, Sale also reveals that these types of threat mails are rampant and he is not the sole receiver of this threat mail. Similar mails have hit the headlines in South Carolina, US as well.
In a similar event, a resident of Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, US) was quite confused and nervous after he received a threat mail of similar nature, reports wmbfnews on December 5, 2011.
Myrtle Beach Police took action against Wild Iris Drive Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, US) in response of a harassment call from a threatened recipient.
The victims claimed that the e-mail is not just a threat but also in a very tricky manner, it bars them from taking the assistance of any police force.
Overall, it has been observed that e-mail scams are a common online threat prevailing in Tasmania at present. In November 2011, through a scrupulous fraud e-mail masquerading, Westpac Bank, recipients were literally enticed with an easy opportunity to earn easy money of US$ 35 by participating in a "quick five-question survey", for which the credit card details of the participants were required to be revealed to the scammers for processing of the winning amount.
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