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Warning over death threat email scam

PUBLISHED: 15:28 17 March 2014 | UPDATED: 15:28 17 March 2014

Police are warning the public about a fraud in which crooks send threatening emails to residents and businesses saying that someone close to them wants then dead.

The sinister correspondence even says details have been provided on how to kill the individual.

The recipient is advised to provide their bank details in order to prevent any harm coming to them.

The emails appear to be sent from outside the UK.

There have been five separate reported cases in the Devon and Cornwall force area.

The public are advised not to be concerned if they receive such an email and not respond in any way or provide their bank details.

If anyone has received such an email or does so in the future they are advised to contact police on 101 quoting police reference

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