Saskatoon police are reminding people to safeguard personal information after another email scam spreads across the province.
Investigators with the Saskatoon Police Service Economic Crime Unit have received multiple complaints in recent days.
In a release sent by police explaining the scam, an email from an unknown source is claiming they are in possession of people’s information and passwords. The scammers are claiming that they can get access to the computer, its webcam, social media and contacts.
The scam also details how it has photos and video of the recipients visiting adult websites by gaining access to the webcam.
If the scammer doesn’t receive monetary payment in the form of Bitcoin currency, the email threatens to share the allegedly captured videos and images of the recipient.
Police said not to open the email, click on any links and to delete it immediately. They encourage any threatening messages or emails be reported to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.