Out of all the bizarre methods phone and email scammers have employed to con people out of money -- this one might take the cake.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office is warning people about a 'contract killer' phone and email scam where a fraudster pretends to be an assassin who's been hired to kill you.

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The sheriff's office said the scammers will threaten you to pay money between $3,000 to $100,000 in order to 'cancel' the phony contract on your life,  and just to reiterate -- it's 100 percent a scam.

Officers say if you ever receive a call or message like this -- hang up, write down the number or email address, and report it to the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center.