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Man arrested in tsunami death e-mail hoax


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#1 KoanYorel

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Posted 03 January 2005 - 08:19 AM

Man arrested in tsunami death e-mail hoax

Published: January 2, 2005, 11:10 AM PST
By Reuters

LONDON--British police said on Sunday they had arrested a man after a hoaxer posing as a government official e-mailed relatives of people missing since the Asian tsunami, saying their loved ones had been confirmed dead.

The hoaxer, claiming to be from the "Foreign Office Bureau" in Thailand, targeted people who had placed appeals for information about relatives and friends on the Web site of TV station Sky News.

Police said they had arrested a 40-year-old man and seized computer equipment. The man was being questioned at a London police station, a police statement said.

All the messages came from one bogus e-mail address, ukgovfoffice + aol.com.

"The British government would not use e-mail to convey news of the death of a loved one," police said. "Anyone receiving such an e-mail should treat it with utmost caution."


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Posted 03 January 2005 - 10:40 AM

Are people now days just not using there heads? Did you here about people asking for donations to help people over there and pocketing the cash?

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Posted 03 January 2005 - 11:53 AM

people asking for donations to help people over there and pocketing the cash?

I'd shoot them on spot.. :thumbsup: Rat's like that deserve it.

  Man arrested in tsunami death e-mail hoax

What a sick bastard.. I'll never understand sick mind like that..
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Posted 03 January 2005 - 01:52 PM

As long as you said it first notorious!

I say the same should be x'ed.......

It aint fair the way the law works now anyways. Back in the olden days if you killed you were killed,if you stole your hand was chopped off and so on.

Its in the BIBLE just read it........

Bad the way this world is going to....




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