Basel police investigate threatening email scam
Basel police are investigating an email scam which threatened the 54 year old victim and his family with being killed unless he paid EUR 8,000.
The sender said he had been paid by someone else to murder the victim, but wouldn’t carry out the instruction if the victim paid him.
Basel investigators says the scam has been seen in other countries.
The message was sent in broken German, according to prosecutors.
The victim was also warned he would be killed if he went to the police.
Basel police say they expect other people have also received a similar threatening message.