Savannah Police issue warning on emailed bomb threats sent to local businesses

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SAVANNAH – Savannah Police Department warns the public of an email using threats of explosives to extort money from businesses.

The Savannah Police Department has received reports that about 10 of these emails sent to businesses on Thursday. The e-mails say that a bomb is in the business and will explode if $20,000 in Bitcoins are not sent to a payment account immediately.

The department says they investigated these claims, searched the affected properties and found no evidence of a legitimate threat.

They also learned that similar threats are being e-mailed to businesses across the country. The threats, which appear to have originated in Russia, have been reported to the FBI.

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