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Sunday, December 22, 2019

Seaforth Man Targeted In Frightening e-mail Scam

Seaforth | by Peter Jackson  

OPP say the sender threatened the recipient with explosive devices if the intended victim didn't pay up

OPP in Huron and Perth Counties are advising you not to open e-mail from people or sources you don't know.

This, after a Seaforth resident recently opened an e-mail containing a threat to her husband.

Police say the communication contained a threat that the woman's husband open a link in the e-mail, or the sender would set off three small explosive devices planted nearby.

Perth OPP located the intended victim, and confirmed he was safe.

Police warn that "bomb threat" scam e-mails are sent to people all over the world, and play on the intended victim's fear so they'll pay the sender.

Investigators say the demands are usually for a large sum of money, and recent variations of the scam often demand payment in crypto-currency like Bitcoin.

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