POLICE are warning residents about a "serial killer" e-mail scam attempting to scare people into paying money.

Officers in Test Valley say they have been may aware of the threatening message, which states that a serial killer has been paid to come after the recipient unless they hand over money.

Police have asked residents not to pay any money or reply to the e-mail.

They have also asked recipients to report the scam e-mail via: www.actionfraud.police.uk/