Hitman Text and Emails a Scam

Police are warning of the resurgence of texts and emails that have recently re-emerged and are currently doing the rounds.
The text/email warns people that they must deposit $5000 into a bank account or they will be killed.
Police warn this is a scam, commonly referred to as the “Hitman Scam” and to delete the text or email immediately.
It is important that members of the public are not alarmed and understand that such communications are distributed on mass and are not specifically targeting the individual.
Do not forward the message on and do not respond in any way to the message.
If any member of the public has transferred any money it is vital they contact police and their bank immediately.