SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA / AP) – Scam emails are being sent across the country threatening to blow up the recipient’s building they pay them a large sum of money.
The Associated Press reports the hoaxes triggered searches and evacuations, but no explosions.
They report law enforcement agencies across the country have dismissed the threats and said they were meant to cause disruption and compel people to send money.
Some had the subject line “Think Twice” and were sent from spoofed email addresses.
The sender claimed to have had a person plant a small bomb in the the recipient’s building and the said they would set it off if they didn’t make an online payment of $20,000 in Bitcoin.
Greenwood Police said they answered several calls from local businesses after they received a similar email threat.
They warn this is a scam and to not click on any links included in the email and do not respond.
Police advise you to delete the message or mark iti as SPAM with your email provider.