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Posted on: February 10, 2021

[ARCHIVED] SCAM Warning-Disturbing Text Meant to Extort Your Money


SCAM Warning-Disturbing Text Meant to Extort Your Money


The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office has received a few reports regarding unsolicited text messages claiming the texter was hired to kill/assassinate the recipient.  The one text continues, explaining the scammer has a conscience, and if the recipient is ready to pay some fees, their life will be spared.     


Do NOT respond to these scammers.  Report this information to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) or Crime Check at 509-456-2233.   


Scammers are continually trying to intimidate, scare and trick people into giving the scammers money, personal/banking information, or access to the potential victim’s computer.  The stories may change, but the end result is the same, they want your money or personal information, allowing them to open fraudulent accounts under your good name.   


These predators are tech-savvy, can be very convincing, and are usually based in another country.  Their plan is simple; contact numerous people and tell their story to play on people’s emotions until they find their next victim.      


Don’t Fall for It!  Don’t LOSE your money!


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