There is a scam going around where the offender sends a text message from firstname.lastname@example.org stating “I've been paid to kill you but wish to spare you, inform the police or anyone else you will die, to be spared contact email@example.com immediately” The message originates from firstname.lastname@example.org. A Google search of the supposed site shows that this is a message scam attacking the northeast United States.
Advise the public NOT to open the message--simply delete it, this is a ‘TROJAN HORSE VIRUS’…meaning if someone replies to one of these threats, either by text or email, the virus infects the device and steals information. It copies the person's contacts and then sends the message out to all of their contacts, keeping the chain going.
If you receive this message please contact the Chilton County Sheriff’s Office at 205-755-4698