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Police warn of unusual text extortion scam

Associated Press

BOWLING GREEN - A highly unusual - and threatening - text message scared a Bowling Green woman enough that she contacted the police.

Officer Ronnie Ward said the woman, whose name has not been released, received a message earlier this week detailing a contract taken out on her life and asking for money to prevent the killing from being carried out.

Ward told the Daily News the texter asked for $1,500 to be sent through Western Union and then another $1,500 after the first payment was received. Ward says the woman was promised protection from harm if she paid. Ward took the complaint from the woman and answered the text using his police department issued cellphone. The texter told Ward to send the money to a Susan Jackson in Dayton, Ohio. The phone number that sent the text messages was not registered to a Susan Jackson. The phone number didn't come back to anyone," Ward said. "They asked me to send $1,500. No original texting had been done with me. "I can deduce from his conversation with me ... he's having multiple conversations and can't keep up with who he has sent this to."

Ward said anyone receiving such a message should file a report with the police.

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