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Incident: hundreds of Australians receive text messages with threats

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An enormous wave of calls struck the emergency hotline of the Australian Rescue Service on July 23. Calls are still coming in on the «000» phone number, as callers report receiving text messages containing threats that someone will kill them.

The anonymous sender of this text message informs recipients that he has a contract to murder them, and that this contract is already paid. To save their lives, the people are advised to get in contact with the killer within 48 hours using the e-mail address stated in the text message and pay a ransom amount of 5 000 Australian dollars.

According to law enforcement representatives, several hundreds of residents of Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide received these «notifications», ITAR-TASS writes.

The Police report that a full investigation is being carried out and the sender of these messages will be determined.

«We are certain that it is all part of a fraud, and we advise people that have received these text messages not to worry,»- claims the official Police spokesman of the New South Wales. He also advised people to simply delete this message and not pay anyone anything.

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