E-mail scam claims to save your life in exchange for money

E-mail scam claims to save your life in exchange for money

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Randall Jeppesen, KSL Newsradio An e-mail scam that says an assassin is out to kill you keeps appearing in Utah in-boxes.

Burdell Mulford went to work, opened his e-mail, and there it was: an e-mail saying someone had paid $50,000 to have him killed.

Considering the uniqueness of his name, and it was addressed to him, he was amazed. "Very much surprised. There are very few ‘Burdell Mulfords,' and the spelling is exact," Mulford said.

He says he knew right away it was a scam. He had heard one of KSL Newsradio's previous stories about this type of threat, but he did call the FBI to have them take a look.

"I think people will do anything to get money out of people. I mean, it's a terrible world at times," Mulford said.

The e-mail, of course, says if you pay them more than $50,000, you'll be spared.

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