March 14, 2014
The Waynesboro Police Department is warning residents about an e-mail scam that includes death threats. Police say the scams are becoming more frequent and more harsh.
Just like other scams, the point of the e-mail is to get the reader to send money, but police say this recent wave comes with threats.
One e-mail says, "My duty as I am mailing you now is just to kill you and I have to do it as I have already been paid for that."
It goes on to say, “Get back to me if you are ready to pay some fees to spare your life. $4,000 is all you need to spend."
The FBI is also investigating this scam. If you get an e-mail like this, just delete it.