PORT TREVORTON —
“Threatening” scams can be terrifying
This particular scam apparently started with the promise of a monetary grant award and then evolved into a threat — the victim being accused of “Internet crime,” which can unnerve people enough that they continue to send money.
Poor English and the whereabouts of “FBI” offices are immediate clues that a scam is being attempted.
Threatening scams can be terrifying, but they also must be successful because they continue to circulate.