‘Hit Man’ E-mail Scheme in Pennsylvania Investigated by FBI


Who cares about the the “Nigerian Letter” scam when ones gets the “Hit Man” e-mail? Where do the e-mails seem to be originating? Russia of course.Scam

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dentists, doctors, lawyers and other professionals in the Pittsburgh area have been targeted by a “hit man” e-mail scheme, receiving messages that tell them to pay up to spare their lives, the FBI said.

The e-mail, which was sent to most recipients around Christmas, tells the reader that there is a contract out on his life, generally for $50,000. It says that if the recipient sends the “hit man” more money than that – generally ranging from $80,000 to $150,000 – the hit man will leave him alone.

Posted January 9, 2007 by
Bizarre, Crime, Internet | 3 comments

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    3 Responses to “‘Hit Man’ E-mail Scheme in Pennsylvania Investigated by FBI”

    1. Scrapiron on January 9th, 2007 11:48 pm

      Yep, everyone should just be good little boys and girls and send the money along. Me, i’d just remove the 15 round nose bullets from the 9MM auto and replace them with hollow points and hope the fool showed up.

    2. Miss-Underestimated on January 10th, 2007 9:10 am

      What’s next? Did any of these professionals pay up?

    3. Skyboxx on January 10th, 2007 6:10 pm

      At least the Rev Ike used to give you a key fob or a little plastic statue for your dash, or a drop of annointment oil.

      If I wasn’t such a shy guy, someone could have fun with this.
      For example: “Send me X-amount of dollars or I’ll send your ex-wife back” (heh-heh)

      Psssst, people….Everything on the INTERNET may NOT BE REAL!

      Here are some helpful hints and guide lines–

      You do NOT win the lottery over the Internet, (Nigerian or otherwise)
      you cannot be killed OVER the internet.
      Hit man, aka Tony Soprano style, don’t use the INTERNET to put out hits.

      People are NOT selling kidneys over the INTERNET.

      Aliens are not reading your emails over the INTERNET. (That would be spammers)

      Al GORE did note INVENT the INTERNET!

      TROLLS, scammers and other low life’s do prey on people ON THE INTERNET.

      The INTERNET, albeit useful, is more of an artful form of Television, without the fake canned audience.

      If you still feel the need to throw away your money, there are always the local fortune tellers (right next to teh pawn shops) or casinos in which blow your savings. Think people, Al Gore, who invented the Internet, doesn’t need your money. He isn’t sending hit men.

      This has been a public announcement for “send your money down the drain”. Send Checks or money orders, don’t delay, send to day. This offer only valid in states where accepted. Offer ends at midnight. This is NOT a weight loss treatment. Actual results may vary. David Copperfield did not make teh statue of liberty disappear. Jonathon Frid played Barnabas Collins on Dark Shadows. Moon rocks, mood rings, hula hoops and other whimsical toys are non life threatening.

      People WAKE UP – Hit man on the Internet! PLEASE!

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