Spammers sending death threats?
Published Thu, May 10 2007 7:54 AM
Technorati Tags: Annoyances
The Seattle Post Intelligencer has an interesting article today about an escalation in the spam wars:
First, it was e-mail from a Nigerian general looking to offload his gold. Then came the notes from "customer service" representatives from a bank you've never heard of.
Now the spam artists are trying something new -- death threats.
Seattle police are encouraging residents to ignore the hoax e-mails in which the sender threatens to send a hired assassin if recipients don't fork over thousands of dollars.
Information on this and other scams is available at IC3.gov, the federal Internet Crimes Complaint Center.
I guess that Nigerian general just can't find enough people willing to help him offload that gold, so he's got to threaten people to make them do it.
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Angel responded with:
wow they are truly escalating..Its hard enough to maintain a website with the thousands of spammmmmmmmmm an hour!
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