“Hit Man” Email Scam

You are probably familiar with the Microsoft scam and the Nigerian prince scam and now Norfolk OPP say they’ve been alerted to the hit man scam.

Police say they were alerted to the scam by a concerned resident who received it.  The email sender claimed to be a hit man who was contracted to murder the recipient’s close friend or family member.  It also warns the recipient that they’re being watched and they should not contact authorities.

The “hit man” demands that a large amount of cash is wired to them to cancel the murder.

Police want to know if anyone receives this email. You can also contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 orhttp://www.antifraudcentre.ca.