Update: Police responding to multiple bomb threats
The Calgary Police Service Cyber Crime Unit and detectives with the General Investigation Unit have determined multiple bomb threats received via email across the city today are a phishing scam and there is no threat to public safety.
At approximately 11:30 a.m., Calgary 911 received the first call from a city business that had received the email. While police were responding to the call, several other calls began to come into Calgary 911. In total, 15 events were called into police, although it’s believed many more emails were likely sent to Calgary individuals and businesses.
Investigators are working with law enforcement partners across North America and abroad to determine the origin of the email.
The CPS is not aware of any person or business actually falling victim to the scam by sending the bitcoin demanded within the email.
Anyone who received one of these emails and has not yet reported it to police is asked to do so by calling the non-emergency number at 403-266-1234.