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.
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.