"Hit Man" E-mail Scam Circulating

Reports of an e-mail claiming to be from a hit man "planning to kill you" are circulating in the Amarillo area.

Amarillo Police say at least 5 people have received the e-mail. It claims someone has paid a large sum of money to have the recipient killed, and unless they pay thousands of dollars, the hit man will kill them.

Police say the e-mail is very generic and contains several spelling errors.

If you receive an e-mail that does not address you specifically or anything personally about you, you are asked to delete it immediately.  If you do receive one that contains a personal threat to your safety, police encourage you to report it immediately.