New E-Mail Scam: Pay Up Or Die!
"I have being paid a ransom in advance to terminate you with some reasons listed to me by my employer, I have followed you closely for one week and five days now and have seen that you are innocent of the accusation," one e-mail reads. "Do not contact the police or try to send a copy of this to them, because if you do I will know, and might be compelled to do what I have being paid to do, besides this is the first time I’ve turned out to be a betrayer in my job."
The scammer then goes on to say that for a total of $40,000 -- $30,000 up front with $10,000 later -- he will not go through with the hit and he will give the victim a tape recording of the person making the assassination request."
Is this the zaniest e-mail scam you've ever heard about? Maybe you've heard about a better one you'd like to tell us about? Please feel free to add your comments.