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Dozens Of Bomb Threats Reported Across America In Apparent Bitcoin Ransom Scam

Dozens Of Bomb Threats Reported Across America In Apparent Bitcoin Ransom Scam

Other San Diego-area agencies, including the police departments in Escondido and Oceanside, were investigating the same type of threats - at least some of which demanded a ransom of $20,000, paid in Bitcoin.

The St. Petersburg Police Department said it was investigating four bomb threats to businesses in the community, but no devices have been found.

The US government has recently acknowledged that bitcoin scammers have been sending out emails with bomb threats to various users, and advised victims to not pay the demanded ransom and report the situation to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

However Australians are being urged to contact the state police as a precaution. Penn State University notified students via a campus alert.

Beginning on Thursday morning, emails arrived in the inboxes of staff at city halls, courts and businesses in a number of states, each claiming that a bomb had been planted at their building.

While the scammers were most active in the USA, police in Ottawa, Canada and New Zealand also issued alerts about the scam emails. "If you receive a threat or observe suspicious activity, please call 911".

The Palm Beach County, Florida sheriff's office and the Boise, Idaho police said they had no reason to believe that threats made to locations in those areas were credible.




Police didn't offer other details at this time and wouldn't confirm if the buildings were being evacuated. My mercenary built a bomb according to my instructions. Pay it to me in BTC and I warrant that I will withdraw my man and the device won't detonate.

"Centre Region Police are dealing with several bomb threats", State College police said in a statement.

"Due to a bomb threat at the SF Fire Credit Union across the street, SFPD has requested that JCCSF evacuate 3200 California Street immediately".

Threats have also been reported outside the USA in Canada and New Zealand.

"At this time, it appears that these threats are meant to cause disruption and/or obtain money".

Users flooded Twitter with screenshots of the email, which reads: "I write to inform you that my man has carried the bomb (Tetryl) into the building where your business is located".

If the bomb explodes and the authorities see this email We are not a terrorist society and don't take responsibility for explosions in other places.

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