On Thursday December 13, Calgary police mobilized to respond to an influx of bomb threats made across the city and after a thorough investigation, found that the threats were a "hoax" and CPS are confident they are "not a concern to public safety".

The Calgary Police Service Cyber Crime Unit looked into the case and are confirming the bomb threats to be a phishing scam and not a threat to public safety.

Alberta RCMP say that the threats were sent via email to several businesses in communities across the province, demanding a payment in Bitcoin.

According to CPS, the first business in Calgary to report the email was at 11:30 a.m. and they received an additional 15 reported cases throughout the aftenoon, with likely more sent to Calgary residents.

Similar threats have been sent across the continent throughout the day and are believed to be connected.

Calgary Police say they continue to investigate the string of threats and believe that no Calgary business fell victim to the email scam.

 

 

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