Police Warn Of Hitman Scam
Thursday July 28th, 2016
Posted at 1:48pm
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Windsor Police are sending out a warning about a hitman scam.
They say that on Thursday July 14th, 2016, they were called to a residence in regard to death threat by email.
The 76-year-old victim told police that the writer of the email claimed to be responsible for terrorist attacks. The suspect stated that he had the complainant’s personal information and picture and was paid by someone to kill her.
She was told to pay $3,000 and he would provide her with a tape of the discussion. A remaining balance of $5,000 would then have to be paid or the suspect would continue with the job of killing her. She was told not to contact the police as someone very close to her would tell him. The complainant became scared and showed the email to a friend who advised her to call the police.
The Windsor Police Financial Crime Branch is reminding the public to be vigilant and not to fall victim to these generic threatening emails. Sometimes the emails may contain some basic personal information as the fraudster obtained it through various tactics and over emails are generic and don’t include any personal information.
The “Hitman Scam” may also come in the form of text messages. If you feel the threat is legitimate call the police to investigate