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      Email death threat scam traced to Russia

      The Marion County Sheriff??s Office recently investigated a possible death threat scam.

      Deputies made contact with the alleged victim who said she received several emails which were traced back to Russia.

      Investigators were able to confirm that the emails were a scam.

      If you receive this type of email, do not open or answer it.

      This is the first time a scam of this nature has been identified in the Tri-States.

      If you have any questions, please contact Detective Tyler Wheeler or Detective Gloria Hobbs at the Marion County Sheriff??s Office at 573-769-2077 or 573-221-6400.