If you receive an e-mail message
threatening you with death by a hit man. The F-B-I says its an
The F-B-I is warning recipients about the e-mail in which the
sender demands eight-thousand dollars in return for calling off the
death threat. Agents said as recently as July 5th, a Mobile
resident received the e-mail and the message indicated the
recipient was being followed or watched.
The F-B-I said citizens should NOT respond to the e-mail. Agents
said if a person replies, it could tell the sender to escalate the
The law enforcement agency said as many 500 complaints have been
filed since the scam emerged. Individuals are advised to file a
complaint through at the www.ic3.gov web site.
Agents also said if the e-mail contains personal information
that is different from the general scam, contact the F-B-I