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March 9, 2021
Alabama
Alabama
FBI: E-mail Threat is a Scam
(2007-07-10)
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - If you receive an e-mail message threatening you with death by a hit man, the F-B-I says its an extortion scam.

The F-B-I is warning recipients about the e-mail in which the sender demands eight-thousand dollars in return for calling off the death threat. Agents said as recently as July 5th, a Mobile resident received the e-mail and the message indicated the recipient was being followed or watched.

The F-B-I said citizens should NOT respond to the e-mail. Agents said if a person replies, it could tell the sender to escalate the intimidation.

The law enforcement agency said as many 500 complaints have been filed since the scam emerged. Individuals are advised to file a complaint through the I-C-3-dot-gov web site.

Agents also said if the e-mail contains personal information that is different from the general scam, contact the F-B-I immediately at 251-438-3674.

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