New Zealand’s Internal Affairs Alerts Public to Fraud E-mail Claiming to Kill
The Internal Affairs Department of New Zealand is cautioning the public about e-mails threatening to kill that should be squarely ignored, published news.msn.co.nz dated February 23, 2012.
Reportedly, those to first notify these electronic mails are Internauts of Christchurch (New Zealand).
Someone, named Abdullah Azzam, is the sender of the message who begins by expressing regrets that the reader's life will be terminated incase he doesn't comply. Subsequently, he says that he's been contracted on payment for eliminating the reader in 10 days. A person whom the reader recognizes as his friend actually wishes him dead, and that individual has expended plentiful money for the purpose, Azzam writes.
Thereafter, the e-mail states that the supposed pal gave the message's sender one photo of the would-be victim for assisting in the mission.
Seemingly according to Azzam, his men are following the victim so will the e-mail recipient want to die or live; if the latter, he should contact him (Azzam) and negotiate a deal.
The message's writer explains that the victim must initially pay $2,000 to receive a tape in which there'll be the voice of the individual who wishes him dead. Moreover, after the tape reaches him, he must pay the rest $3,000. The tape can, however, be used for any legal procedure, the writer suggests.
Meanwhile, there's also a warning in the e-mail i.e. the recipient mustn't contact the Police.
Elaborating on the frightening though fake e-mail, Toni Demetriou, Senior Investigator of Internal Affairs Department stated that it was completely a hoax crafted for exploiting people's fears as also extorting cash from them. Tvnz.co.nz published this on February 23, 2012.
Elsewhere Demetriou added that the e-mail as any "contract murderer's" message resembled one scam that surfaced 5-yrs back. Stuff.co.nz published this on February 23, 2012.
According to Demetriou, the latest 'death threat' e-mail had appeared after a long gap in November 2011, with many people reporting to Internal Affairs during recent weeks. Others too were reporting across the globe, he stated.
The Department always encouraged e-mail receivers for notifying Internal Affairs whenever they got a spam mail before erasing it, Demetriou ended.
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