A THREATENING text message and email has been sent out to hundreds of people throughout the country, including Western Australians.
WA Police have received numerous calls from the public today from people who have received the following threatening text message or email.
“Sum1 paid me to kill you. Get spared, 48hrs to pay $5000. If you inform the police or anybody, death is promised E-mail me now: email@example.com”
Police urge there is no need for anyone who received this message to be alarmed or to contact police.
Police ask to delete the message and do not pay any money and have confirmed the hoax has been received by hundreds of people throughout the country.
Further information about scams can be found on the Scamnet web page at