Internet Scams

by Christa Lollis

New internet and mail scams have surfaced in the East Texas area. The FBI has announced a new scam involving letters sent to people throughout the state with an FBI letterhead.   The letter asks the recipient to send the FBI thousands of dollars in return for more money. Another scam in Angelina County is causing concern. An e-mail was sent to a resident claiming there was a hit ordered on them and demanded they send money if they didn't want to be killed. Law enforcement is warning East Texans not to fall prey to these scams. If you receive something you think might be a scam, contact police immediately.