The FBI issued an advisory yesterday titled "Protecting Your Business Against Extortion Bomb Threats" after several U.S. companies received phone calls threatening to blow up their buildings if a mountain of cash wasn't wired to an overseas bank account. Maybe this is the replacement scam for those Nigerian bank account schemes that nearly everyone got wise to.
So you're probably wondering what you should do if you happen to get that call from the would-be bomber. Fortunately, the FBI has provided a checklist. Besides asking about the type of bomb and where it is located, you should ask the potential bomber for his name, address, and phone number. Seriously, those are some of the questions on the list.
The FBI did leave one important question off the checklist: If the bomb is about to explode, do I cut the red wire or the blue wire?