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Extortion e-mails are increasing

May 18, 2008

While most of these brainless scams are so obvious that they are mildly amusing, there are other vicious and terrorizing scams that use extortion tactics. ("My week of e-mail scams," May 11.)

I turned my threatening letter -- "You have an enemy that wants you dead, and I have been hired to kill you unless you send money now" -- over to the local police, who calmly informed us that these are becoming more frequent.

Daniel Koral

Beverly Hills

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