Ignore that text message, there's not a hit man after you7/23/2012
If you receive a text message that begins "Sum1 paid me to kill you," don't freak out and definitely don't send $5,000 to the email address that closes the message. Police in Australia are telling residents that they're free to delete the panic-inducing texts that were sent to thousands of phones over the weekend. Although the authorities were surprised by how widespread the scam was, they repeat that it's just that: a scam. "They rely upon your fear not to think logically," Detective Superintendent Brian Hay said. "I would suspect that people have already fallen victim to this fraud." No kidding! We assumed they were after the $10 million that nice Nigerian prince is sending us. [Source]
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