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E-mail Scam Takes On Threatening Tack

E-mail Scam Takes On Threatening Tack

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Tom Callan, KSL NewsradioOrem police are warning about a crazed email scammer threatening to kill you.

"I've been hired to kill you. I am watching you," says the message from the e-mailer.

"The e-mailer says that though he's been hired to kill them, for a nominal fee he can be persuaded to not carry out the contract," says Orem Police Lt. Doug Edwards.

Federal investigators believe the e-mail originates from Russia. Edwards says on one scam, the victim sent a check for $12,000.

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