12.13.18 BREAKING NEWS: Bomb threat emails being distributed across the country
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is looking into a robo-email being distributed nationwide, including offices in the Quad Cities in Iowa, this afternoon, Thursday, December 13, which is causing evacuations and sweeps of buildings.
The FBI said it is aware of the threats and is working with law enforcement to provide assistance. “As always, we encourage the public to remain vigilant and to promptly report suspicious activities which could represent a threat to public safety,” the FBI said.
The body of the email is shown below. If you receive this email, notify the appropriate person in your company. Members of the public can also report any suspicious behavior by contacting your local FBI office. As always, if you believe someone is in imminent danger, call 911 or your local police immediately.
From: Penelope Ballance <Niko@top10mobiledating.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2018 11:49 AM
Subject: Do not waste your time
Hello. There is the bomb (Tetryl) in the building where your company is conducted. My man assembled the bomb under my direction. It can be hidden anywhere because of its small size, it is not able to damage the supporting building structure, but in the case of its detonation you will get many wounded people.
My man keeps the territory under the control. If any unusual behavioror policeman is noticed the bomb will be blown up.
I can call off my recruited person if you pay. You transfer me $20’000 in Bitcoin and explosive will not detonate, but don’t try to cheat -I warrant you that I have to withdraw my mercenary solely after 3 confirmations in blockchain network.
It is my Bitcoin address – 1LTYBLzVSLe6GDFJ5NVVxLR2j5eQ8Wy51N
You have to transfer bitcoins by the end of the working day, if you are late with the payment the bomb will explode.
Nothing personal this is just a business, if I do not receive the money and an explosive device explodes, other commercial enterprises will pay me more money, because it is not a one-time action.
I will not log into this email. I monitor my address every thirty-five minutes and after receiving the bitcoins I will order my person to leave your district.
If a bomb detonates and the authorities notice this message- We arent a terrorist society and dont take liability for explosions in other places.