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'Hit Man' E-mail Scam
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Mr. Schiff: More scam e-mails. Special Agent John Hambrick is the Chief of the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center, IC3…

Mr. Hambrick: "The 'Hit Man' scam. It's a scam where the subject sends an e-mail to you personally threatening your life."

Mr. Schiff: Hambrick says these messages have poor grammer…

Mr. Hambrick: "'I'm very sorry for you.' 'Is a pity that this is how your life is going to end.' 'Someone you call a friend wants you dead by all means.' 'Get back to me now if you're ready to pay some fees to spare your life." 'Fifteen thousand is all you need to spend.' "

Mr. Schiff: Hambrick says so far there have been no reports of violence…

Mr. Hambrick: "This is a scam. We've had no loss of life; we've had no loss of money on this. That's a good thing related to our effort to get the message out. People have not succumbed to these threats."

Mr Schiff: If you get the 'Hit Man' e-mail, sent it to I'm Neal Schiff of the Bureau and that's what's happening at the "FBI, This Week."

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