Brantford, Ont. police are warning the public about the re-emergence of a decade-old “hitman scam” in the city.
A woman reported to police that she had received an email from an unknown address claiming to have been hired as a hitman to kill her. The hitman claimed to be willing to spare her life is she sent him $10,000.
Police advise anyone who receives the hitman scam email, “[not to] panic and please delete the email,” said Const. Natalie Laing, Brantford police media officer, “Do not send money and do not give out any personal or financial information.”
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Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.