Hitman Scam

Discussion of a variety of scams, including dating service scams, cyber-currencies, and other frauds and scams.
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Hitman Scam

Post by Elmware » Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:35 pm

Found this one in the 24 Hours newspaper:

Anyone ever heard of this one?

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Re: Hitman Scam

Post by Cobalt Shiva » Tue Apr 08, 2008 7:43 pm

Yes, I have.

It's one of the dumber scams out there--making terroristic threats and confessing to conspiracy to commit murder in one easy step. When the cops catch up with the sender, it's going to result in a lengthy timeout in a PMITA prison.

Also, the sender never quite knows who the recipient is . . . or how they might react.

I'd simply send an answer back that asks, "How much are you willing to pay to keep ME from killing YOU?"


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Re: Hitman Scam

Post by Arthur Rubin » Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:40 am

I'm afraid I called my local FBI office and forwarded him the e-mail, the first time.

So, I'm a little gullible. (It would have been more impressive if the spammer had put my name in the E-mail, rather than offering to reply with my name for the first payment.)
Arthur Rubin, unemployed tax preparer and aerospace engineer
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