Generous Threats – Aussie Style

Seems more than a few Aussies are receiving fake death threats via SMS:

Police and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission have warned that the messages – which typically read “Someone paid me to kill you. If you want me to spare you, I’ll give you two days to pay $5000. If you inform the police or anybody, you will die, I am monitoring you” – are fake.

I received something like this over four years ago and handled it in the only way that made sense: Email Noir. Alex, The Benevolent Assassin, gave me 72 hours. That was something like 40,000 hours ago. Looks like I chose wisely. Let’s hope all the good folks Down Under do likewise.


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