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Ford Employees Sent Threatening Email With Ransom Demand

Like many companies out there – not to mention schools and other types of places – Ford has dealt with its fair share of threats over the years, whether that be people calling in bomb threats to various locations owned and operated by The Blue Oval, or any other type of action designed to elicit a response of some kind. However, police are now investigating a very different sort of threat made to certain Ford employees and others across the state of Michigan, it seems.

According to the Lansing State Journal, an email was sent out recently demanding a ransom of $100 billion from its recipients, which included Ford employees, as well as individuals at both Michigan State University and the University of Michigan. “You will pay the sum of $100 Billion Dollars by 5/23/2024 in ransom, or face another hired assassin for exponential losses and mass casualties that pales in comparison to February 14th, 2023,” the email said, which was signed “A Next Gen Assassin.” That date is actually the day after three students were shot and killed on MSU’s campus last year.

Now, the Michigan State University Department of Police and Public Safety is investigating the email and working to figure out who sent it, though authorities don’t believe the threat is real. “While it is still very early in the investigation, this threat does not seem to be credible,” said MSU police spokesperson Dana Whyte. “We did immediately open a criminal investigation and our detectives are following up on all possible leads and conducting a thorough and comprehensive investigation. The safety and security of our campus is our top priority.”

Over the past year or so, Ford has dealt with multiple bomb threats at more than one of its facilities, a trend that began last July when a teen threatened to “start shooting” people at the Kansas City Assembly plant in Claycomo, Missouri, though that turned out to be an attempt to ensure his friend – an employee at the plant – was able to get a day off from work. Earlier this year, the under-construction Ford BlueOval SK Battery Park site in Kentucky also received two bomb threats in the span of a couple of weeks, too.

We’ll have more on this soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for 24/7 Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Pete

    This can’t be, 100 Billion Dollars? How silly, sounds like Dr Evil is involved here, send in Austin Powers.

    1. Eric

      Came here to say the same thing.

  2. Rikki

    Maybe the guy is po’ed about the 10 speed trans in his f150 that ford won’t do anything about

  3. Ford svo

    Maybe they are pissed off over the prices of the trucks and things but I don’t know how any body could ask for a 100 million dollars nobody has that kind of money on hand


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