The Baltimore County Police Department has received several reports of suspicious calls and text messages today.
Some people have received text messages stating that the sender has been hired to kill the recipient and to respond to the email that the text is from.
The message is as follows: “I’ve been paid to kill you but wish to spare you. Inform the police or anyone else you die. To be spared, contact firstname.lastname@example.org immediately via email”.
Other people have reported receiving calls from someone who is claims to be with the State Police and states that they failed to appear in court or have a warrant.
At this time, police have no information about anyone who had actually provided personal information or money in response to one of the messages or phone calls.
Anyone receiving a suspicious call should not provide the caller with any personal information or send them money. People receiving suspicious emails or texts should not respond to them.