‘Sex­tor­tion’ scam hit­ting vil­lagers

House ruled­out

Stirling Observer - - FRONT PAGE -

Vil­lagers in Kil­learn have been re­ceiv­ing sus­pected ‘sex­tor­tion’ scam emails.

At the Oc­to­ber meet­ing of the newly-formed Kil­learn Com­mu­nity Coun­cil a po­lice re­port de­tailed how mes­sages had been sent to res­i­dents over the in­ter­net from an un­known source.

The mes­sages sug­gests that the re­cip­i­ent has been caught in a com­pro­mis­ing po­si­tion through their web cam­era and de­mands money un­der the threat that im­ages will be shared with peo­ple in their con­tacts.

Po­lice are keen to high­light that the email cam­paign is part of a na­tion­wide scam and any­one who re­ceives th­ese mes­sages should delete them im­me­di­ately. Po­lice have said that a prop­erty in Cowie is no longer part of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion of the “un­ex­plained” deaths of a cou­ple from Cam­bus­bar­ron.

The Ob­server re­ported on Wed­nes­day how po­lice found Sheena Jack­son, 58, dead at a cot­tage in the vil­lage’s Main Street around lunchtime on Oc­to­ber 30. Hus­band Alex, 65, had also col­lapsed and died in hospi­tal a short time later.

Ini­tial re­ports sug­gested car­bon monox­ide poi­son­ing was one the­ory that was be­ing in­ves­ti­gated and there re­mained a po­lice pres­ence at the ad­dress for sev­eral days.

Po­lice in­volved in the in­quiry also taped off a sep­a­rate prop­erty in Cowie.

How­ever, it’s un­der­stood that Po­lice Scot­land is no longer treat­ing this ad­dress as part of its in­ves­ti­ga­tion as they don’t be­lieve any crime took place there.

A post-mortem ex­am­i­na­tion was con­ducted on one of the cou­ple ear­lier this week and po­lice were await­ing the re­sults of the sec­ond.

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