New Terror Email Scam

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Email Scam

There’s a new email scam sweeping across the nation using fear to motivate it’s victims into paying a ransom. The scam threatens to detonate a concealed bomb in the user’s place of business.

This email is a hoax.

Not surprisingly, it originated from Russia, the Russian Federation to be exact.

Yesterday, an elementary school in Ladera Ranch was hit with this scam and many other local businesses. Here is a sample of the email.

If you receive one of these emails, please follow the guidelines from the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT):

  • Do not respond or try to contact the sender
  • Do not pay the ransom
  • Report the email to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
    • Internet Crime Complaint Center ( https://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx )
    • Your Local FBI Field Office ( https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field/field-offices )

Feel free to contact us and we can submit on your behalf, but PLEASE try not to panic and remain calm. This is designed as a scare tactic to con people out of money.

US-CERT put out a notice regarding bomb threat emails, with a link to the FBI and where to lodge a complaint/report (also linked above):


If you have questions or need assistance with cybersecurity contact EnhancedTECH us at [email protected] or 714-970-9330.

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