Thursday afternoon, multiple businesses in Appleton received bomb threats via email.
Four businesses in the city received the threats within a short time of each other.
The emails were all similar, in which they demanded bitcoins.
The Appleton Police Department has been informed that these types of threats/scams have been received by businesses in every state across the country.
The incidents are still under investigation; f you have any information, you’re encouraged to contact the Appleton Police Department at 920-832-5500.