Scam Alert: 'Hit' Scam
Affects: Noobies mostly
Modus Operandi: The scammers follow around and pester new avatars claiming that someone has taken out a 'hit' on them. They offer to 'cancel the hit' if the new avatar pays them.
How it goes down: Apparently there is a group of these individuals posing as 'hit men'. I'm not sure if this is some kind of roleplay, but regardless, they are attempting to use a scare tactic to extort money from new avatars. These 'hitmen' follow around and harrass new avatars, threating them and stalking them until they are paid to leave them alone. These 'hitmen' also carry around weapons and disregard sim rules regarding weapons. The reporter did not indicate how and if these weapons were used.
Seeing through the Scam: This is a scam that obviously doesn't work on older avatars because even with a little experiece you realize that such things can't exist and that these 'hitmen' are not only scamming, but griefing by way of harassment and to report them. Apparently they are a group called "Hired Hitman".
Damage control: The best thing you can really do is teleport away from these people and if they continue to harass you, report them or ignore them. They might shoot you once, but ignore them long enough, and they will get bored of you.