Tue, Feb 26 2008 16:20
FBI Says To Ignore E-mail Death Threats
Recipients of e-mail messages threatening death at the hands of a hit
man unless a $20,000 payment is made can sleep more easily. The threat
is a hoax, the FBI said on Tuesday, reiterating warnings issued in January 2007 and December 2006 because threatening messages continue to circulate.
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"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
FBI said last year. "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."
Full story at informationweek.com