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Tsunami fraudsters strike.

INTERNET fraudsters are targeting families still anxiously awaiting news of relatives feared dead in the tsunami disaster, police warned yesterday.

Detectives said the email scam claims loved ones had finally been located alive, more than six months after the undersea earthquake which led to the deaths of more than 240,000 people.

Scotland Yard said the fate of nine Britons was still being investigated by specialist officers and confirmed relatives of one victim contacted police after receiving the bogus email.

It claimed to be from an organisation called Missing Tsunami Victims and tells recipients their loved one has been discovered alive in hospital.

Police are investigating suggestions that the hoax could be linked to a conman or fraud gang behind two other suspected internet scams
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Aug 17, 2005
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