Busi­ness owners warned of threats

The Tribune (SLO) - - Local - BY LIND­SEY HOLDEN [email protected]­bune­news.com

The San Luis Obispo County Sher­iff’s Of­fice on Thurs­day warned busi­nesses to be on the look­out for emailed bomb threats tied to a na­tional hoax.

The threats typ­i­cally de­mand money in the form of bit­coin to avoid the detonation of a bomb, ac­cord­ing to a Sher­iff’s Of­fice news re­lease.

So far, all of the emailed threats have proven to be un­founded and are likely re­lated to a na­tional hoax orig­i­nat­ing out­side the United States.

The Sher­iff’s Of­fice, city po­lice de­part­ments and FBI are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the threats.

Those who re­ceive such threats are en­cour­aged to con­tact law en­force­ment agen­cies in their ar­eas.

Lind­sey Holden: 805-781-7939, @lind­seymholden

THE THREATS TYP­I­CALLY DE­MAND MONEY IN THE FORM OF BIT­COIN TO AVOID THE DETONATION OF A BOMB, AC­CORD­ING TO A SHER­IFF’S OF­FICE NEWS RE­LEASE.

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