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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-09-07 02:47 AM
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'Hitman' e-mails rattle recipients
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When Mick Wolcott was skimming through e-mails on his cell phone the Friday before Christmas, he found a disturbing message.

It said a $50,000 hit had been put out on him. But the sender said he'd be willing to forgo his orders to "terminate" him, if Mr. Wolcott paid $80,000.

Since he was reading the message on his phone, Mr. Wolcott couldn't figure out where it had come from or to which of his e-mail addresses it had been sent. So he rushed from his car dealership in Robinson to his home in McCandless, logged on to his computer there and found that the message had been sent to his personal account.


The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center in Fairmont, W.Va., received reports about this particular scam in early December from people in New Orleans and Atlanta.

Agent Shore thinks it was reported pretty quickly here in Pittsburgh, and it's the first time such a scam has included death threats.

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