You receive a scary text message. It appears to be from a hitman, saying that he/she's been hired to kill you. In order to spare your life, he asks you to contact him immediately and pay several thousand dollars. Of course, your life isn't in danger. It's really a con trying to scare you into handing over money.This "hitman" scam has been around for a while, but its resurgence and use of text message are new. Hit delete, block the number and report it.