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Beware Brantford hitman email scam

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.”

Read more at Brantford Expositor

Deborah McCoy – Is an investigative journalist and has over 17 years of investigation experience in both the private and public business sectors. Since joining CFN, Ms. McCoy has become a true advocate for victims of fraud and increasing the public’s awareness in fraud prevention.