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HItman E-mail Scam

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007 by | Filed Under: E-Mail Help

Hitman E-mail Scam

Before I go any further with this tip, I want to warn you that this subject is pretty sensitive, but I thought it was something you all should definitely know about. Another e-mail scam is starting to make its rounds on the Internet and it’s probably one of the scariest I’ve ever heard about. Please keep reading for the rest of the details. You don’t want to miss this!

First of all, this scam is going by the name of “Hitman Scam” and basically, if you are contacted, you will receive an e-mail from the scammer saying they’ve been hired to put a “hit” out on you. They will then tell you that they can stop the whole thing if you pay them a certain amount of money. The e-mail you receive goes into this long schpeal about how they were hired and why you’re the one being targeted. They then talk about how much money is involved and so on. The amounts I’ve seen so far have been anywhere between $50,000 and $150,000.

Now, while the e-mail may sound very legit, don’t fall for it! It’s all a scam. There is no such hitman, there’s no plot set in place, nothing. Everyone who gets the e-mail is told the same exact thing, which makes the whole thing phony in itself. The only thing at risk is your bank account if you give in to it. I know this may sound a little far fetched, but it has been verified by Snopes and I have read about it in online news articles and I’ve heard about it on the radio. This scam originated back in 2006, but it seems to be resurfacing again. So, please keep an eye out for this type of thing in your Inbox and keep yourself safe. Just delete the e-mail and you’ll be just fine. Trust me on this one!

~ Erin

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