Screen of mobile phone showing a scam ' kill you' text message, Monday, July 23, 2012.
Screen of mobile phone showing a scam ' kill you' text message, Monday, July 23, 2012. Kevin Farmer

Hitman scam resurfaces

TOOWOOMBA police have already had multiple complaints regarding a new text message scam which attempts to scare its recipients with a death threat.

The text/email warns people that they must deposit $5000 into a bank account or they will be killed.

Police warn this is a scam, commonly referred to as the Hitman Scam, and say recipients should delete the text or email immediately.

Police said it was important that members of the public were not alarmed and understood that such communications were distributed en masse and were not specifically targeting the individual.

They said recipients should not forward the message and not to respond in any way to the message.

If any member of the public has transferred any money, it was vital they contact police and their bank immediately.


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