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FBI warns of extortion scheme targeting Indians, businesses – Times of India

NEW DELHI: FBI's Sacramento field office has issued a warning to the public regarding an extortion scheme targeting individuals with family or business connections to India. The scheme involves threats of violence and demands for large sums of money.The federal agency has requested the citizens to report these crimes in order to arrest the perpetrators behind this scheme."We are deeply concerned for the safety and economic security of our neighbors of Indian descent who have been targeted. Criminals are targeting hard working, law-abiding business owners and are using thug tactics to extort them in clear violation of the law. Timely reporting of attempted extortion to the authorities will help law enforcement to identify and disrupt this criminal scheme, ensuring the safety and economic...