Thursday, 13 September 2007 20:19
Appalachian State University Police are receiving
reports of Internet scamming.
Consistent with similar scams nationwide,
scammers are sending e-mails to individuals on campus demanding money- saying
the sender is a hit man who has been hired to kill the receiver. A statement
released by ASU Police alleges that the scammer searches the Internet for
personal information about a victim in hopes of convincing the recipient he or
she is being followed. According to an FBI alert, the scam e-mail first
appeared in December of 2006. Recipients should not respond to the e-mail-
instead, contact ASU Police.