Police warn of sextortion scam in Kendallville

WOWO Radio

KENDALLVILLE — The Kendallville Police Department is alerting residents to a growing sextortion scam after a recent complaint.

A resident reported receiving an email from “coassistance@ncoburst.net,” claiming unauthorized access to their computer and threatening to expose sensitive material unless a Bitcoin payment was made.

Authorities emphasize that this type of scam is not limited to any age group but often targets teens using gaming systems.  Residents are strongly advised not to open or respond to emails from the address.