Scam: Death threats arriving in inboxes

Posted by Rachel Leigh

ST LUCIE, FL (WFLX) - The St. Lucie County sheriff is warning everyone of an e-mail scam, and it's scary.

You're threatened with death unless you give up your cash.

In the past year, four people have called the St. Lucie County sheriff's office after receiving the disturbing e-mail.

It's supposedly from a hit man. He says, he has been given a photo and your address to come and eliminate you. But, he offers a deal saying he will spare your life if you pay him $12,000.

Deputies urge anyone who receives an e-mail like this to please contact the police.