The RCMP are investigating a new scam.
Threatening emails have been sent to businesses throughout Alberta and North America. The messages threaten a bomb and demand a bitcoin payment.
An email may look like this:
I write you to inform you that my man carried a bomb (Tetryl) into the building where your business is conducted. My recruited person built the bomb according to my guide. It can be hidden anywhere because of its small size. It is not able to destroy the building structure, but there will be many wounded people if it detonates. My mercenary is controlling the situation around the building. If any unusual activity or emergency is noticed the device will explode. I can withdraw my recruited person if you make a transfer. $20,000 is the value for your safety.
If you receive one of these emails, do not respond. Instead contact police.
The RCMP are determining the origin and validity of the threats, as are other police detachments throughout the continent.