Scam Alert; FBI warns of Phone Scam Directed at Ethnic Business Owners

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The FBI is currently warning the public not to fall for a phone scam taking place nationwide where scammers have been trying to extort ethnic business owners, mostly of Asian decent, through telephonic threats of violence. The telephone calls appear to be originating from foreign countries.

The caller acquires an adequate amount of information about the victim through Internet searches that then help to mislead the victim into believing the caller  has personal knowledge about the victim. There have been no reported incidents of violence -just threats.

Individuals who receive phone calls or e-mails containing threats of violence are encouraged to contact law enforcement as well as file a complaint at

For more info on a variety of Scams see a few of the earlier blogs.

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