Bomb threat email scams

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre is receiving reports from across Canada that businesses, including hotels and hospitals are being emailed bomb threats.

While fraudsters are known to try and extort money from Canadians using this tactic, all bomb threats should be treated seriously and reported to police immediately – call 911.

A key indicator that the email is likely part of a larger fraud campaign is the request for payment using cryptocurrency (e.g. Bitcoin).

Warning signs

How to protect yourself

If you think you or someone you know has been a victim of fraud, please contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or report online.

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