Old Scam Electronic Mail Returns in New Version
According to the security researchers, one fresh version of a 2003 scam e-mail is presently circulating online as it aims attack on innocent Internet users. Softpedia.com published this on December 28, 2011.
Displaying "Don't open the door if you hear a crying baby!!!" as its caption, the malicious electronic mail possibly first originated when fear spread due to one true serial killer going about his activities in the Louisiana State of USA.
However, the targets of the new e-mail version currently are Australian residents and Americans in general, with the probability of other countries' people too being attacked.
The text of the scam e-mail states that the writer has just come to know about a lady who heard a toddler wailing on her portico during a recent night. As the lady found this weird and it was also a pretty advanced time of the night, she sought help from the police. Meanwhile, the wailing toddler sounded as though it was trying to get close to a window, and the lady became anxious that it might reach the street where a passing vehicle could crush it, the text reveals. Hoax-slayer.com published this on December 28, 2011.
Also according to the text, the serial killer by now has murdered two female youngsters in Sydney, while he's currently in Melbourne with a taped voice of a wailing baby that he's utilizing for cajoling women to check if any baby has really been left cruelly outside their homes. Apparently, many women called telling tales of such a wailing kid beyond their doors whilst they were alone in their houses during night-time.
Proceeding further, the electron mail says that recipients must regard the message seriously as the story of the wailing toddler was broadcast over 2 popular TV shows namely "America's Most Wanted" and "Crime Stoppers," which help cops in tracing individuals connected with different crimes. Nevertheless, all of this is false, state the security researchers.
In fact, they advise users for being wary about such e-mails as well as even avoid them because they may contain malicious elements like a malware strain capable of infecting their systems.
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