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WTF?????? I cant believe what I've just read!!

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Zephyrcat Sun 02-Jan-05 12:15:31


JanH Sun 02-Jan-05 12:16:40


DelGirl Sun 02-Jan-05 12:16:51

only brings up the AOL page zephyr

tillykins Sun 02-Jan-05 12:18:27

AOL homepage????

Zephyrcat Sun 02-Jan-05 12:21:20

Sorry - AOL news. Someone has made an AOL email address to look like a british government address and is sending emails to families of people who have registered to look for their loved ones -saying they are dead.


DelGirl Sun 02-Jan-05 12:22:29

JanH Sun 02-Jan-05 12:25:03

Friends and relatives desperately seeking news of loved ones after the Asian tsunami have been plagued by hoax emails saying they are dead.

Messages purportedly from Government officials have been sent to people who placed appeals for information on the Sky News Web site.

Police said they were treating the matter as a "very serious crime" and have launched a full investigation.

A spokesman said: "The Metropolitan Police Service would like to reassure the public that these messages are hoaxes.

"The British Government would not use email to convey news of the death of a loved one."

The hoax emails have all been sent from the same bogus address:

They claim to come from the "Foreign Office Bureau" in Thailand and state that the missing person has been confirmed dead.

Anyone receiving such an email has been advised to treat it with the "utmost caution".

If caught the hoaxers could face charges of malicious communication or causing a public nuisance.

"Sky is disgusted at the abuse of this messageboard, designed for friends and relatives caught up in the tsunami disaster,'' the broadcaster said.

JanH Sun 02-Jan-05 12:26:05

Surely aol will be able to find out who this is?

Zephyrcat Sun 02-Jan-05 12:27:04

Hopefully. What is wrong with some people???

DelGirl Sun 02-Jan-05 12:27:07

what a sick world we live in, unbelieveable

sallystrawberry Sun 02-Jan-05 12:29:46

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SeaShells Sun 02-Jan-05 12:36:53

What a sick f**er!

WHY??????????????? What did they get out of doing it?????????????

Gobbledigook Sun 02-Jan-05 12:38:53

OMG. Sick bastards.

Lock em up and throw away the key.

hunkermunker Sun 02-Jan-05 12:42:07

That's the problem with AOL boards - your screenname is also your email address.

Sick sick people out there. I hope they catch them.

Hulababy Sun 02-Jan-05 12:44:52

OMG So sick. Hope they can "get" who ever is sending them.

NameChangingMancMidlander Sun 02-Jan-05 12:45:00

What is the point ?

Disgusting people

juniperdewdrop Sun 02-Jan-05 12:45:21

hope they rot in hell the b@rs#a!ds

KateandtheElves Sun 02-Jan-05 12:50:43

Oh that's awful.

After 9/11 I had my email addy all over the place in hopes that anyone who had any information about my husband would contact me. I can't imagine how Iwould have been if I'd received an email like that only to find out it was fake.

Amanda3266 Sun 02-Jan-05 13:39:18

Read this today. Some people are just twisted and sick.

coppertop Sun 02-Jan-05 13:40:23

That is so sick. B*st@rds!

TwoIfBySea Sun 02-Jan-05 20:18:35

I heard on the news that it was a 40-year-old man.

How warped in the head would you need to be to do this kind of thing?

Hope he gets a prison sentence or a very hefty fine. Or both!

MrsBigDrumsADrumming Sun 02-Jan-05 20:22:49

prison's to good for people like that!

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