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Old 21 June 2007, 03:58 PM
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I posted this a little while ago but it seems to have disappeared. I checked all my recent posts but couldn't find it listed. possibly on a wetware glitch on my end.

The FBI have warned of the re-emergence of the Hitman Scam

From the FBI Website:

A new scam cropping up in e-mail boxes across the country is preying not on recipients’ greed or good intentions, but on their fears. The scam e-mail, which first appeared in December, threatens to kill recipients if they do not pay thousands of dollars to the sender, who purports to be a hired assassin.

About 115 complaints have been filed with the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) since the scam emerged, according to special agent John Hambrick, who heads IC3. He said the extortion scam does not appear to target anyone specifically and that IC3 has not received any reports of money loss or threats carried out.

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Old 21 June 2007, 09:02 PM
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Nope- it was probably deleted since it's already on the main page.
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Old 21 June 2007, 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by CSGirl View Post
Nope- it was probably deleted since it's already on the main page.

Oops. While I knew it was on the main page (that's where my first link goes), I was under the mistaken impression that the FBI article was more current.

My Bad.


[edit] - Love the Sig BTW.
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Old 25 June 2007, 05:31 PM
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Glad I read this thread and the accompanying link on Friday - I got one of these in my work email this morning!
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