Salem Police say they received around eight calls from local businesses that received threatening emails about an explosive device yesterday morning.
The Statesman Journal reports the email told the recipients to pay 20-thousand-dollars to an anonymous Bitcoin address. Local police say the threats are not considered credible, and have forwarded all reports to federal authorities.
The threats appear to be a nationwide electronic hoax. Salem police say there isn’t a lot they can do other than put info out. They know these usually originate overseas.
They’re asking people to report them to the Department of Justice.