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Scam targets Woodbury child care providers

Woodbury police received at least two-dozen reports recently from local child care providers who received a threatening letter authorities believe to be a scam.

According to a statement on the Woodbury Public Safety website, the letters say a child returned home from the day care with injuries that point to sexual abuse. The sender demands payments through bitcoins, a digital currency, threatening to report a crime to the police.

The letters and return address appear to be real.

According to the statement from Woodbury Public Safety, no action by recipients is necessary unless they have additional information to share.