Tens of thousands receive same death threat text

Police have begun investigating the source of the text message warning people they'll be killed


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SYDNEY — People in Australia's New South Wales state are getting a mobile phone text message that warns them they will be killed unless they send $5,000 to an email address.

The message reads: "Sum 1 paid me to kill you. get spared, 48 hrs to pay $5000. If you inform the police or anybody, death is promised... E-mail me now: killerking247@yahoo.com"

Police have begun investigating the source of the text message, Sydney's Daily Telegraph newspaper reported Monday.

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