E-mail scams are nothing new, even to residents of Custer County. But a report of a recent scam in which an area residentâs life was threatened has authorities concerned.
Custer County Sheriff Dan Osmond says a report was made to his office from a Custer County woman, who prefers to remain unidentified, of an e-mail she received in which she was told a close friend of hers had hired this individual to kill her.
In the message, the man told the victim his boys had located her and were watching her, and she was not to contact police.
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