October 26th, 2020

City businesses advised to be aware of email bomb threat scam


By Herald on August 26, 2020.

Lethbridge Police responded to three, unfounded bomb threats received by local businesses Tuesday and are advising organizations to be aware in the event that others are targeted.
In all three cases the bomb threats were received via an email indicating that an explosive device had been placed inside the building and would be detonated unless a substantial amount of bitcoin was provided. Police attended the three locations and searched the buildings as a precaution. No explosive devices were located and there is no evidence to suggest any credible threat to public safety at this time.
The emails appear to be mass generated and similar threats have been received by businesses and organizations in other communities.
Any local businesses who receive a bomb threat email are asked to call police at 403-328-4444.

Lethbridge Police Service release

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