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Attempted Extortion Reported by Main Street Business

Park City Chamber/Bureau

An attempted extortion was reported by a business on Park City’s Main Street on Tuesday.


The Historic Park City Alliance says a local business reported an individual entered their store on Monday, walked a few feet inside, and loudly claimed to not be able to shop there.


The individual later called the store and told the employee who answered the phone they would be posting negatively on social media about their experience and would also be using the employee’s name.


The store was contacted again on Tuesday afternoon by the same individual and said they would remove the post if the store paid them $300.


The Park City Police Department requests merchants who experience a similar incident call the police department’s dispatch at 435-615-5500 and file an official complaint.


The HPCA is currently compiling resources to assist businesses who fall victim to false, defamatory, or fraudulent reviews and online attacks.

Sean Higgins covers all things Park City and is the Saturday Weekend Edition host at KPCW. Sean spent the first five years of his journalism career covering World Cup skiing for Ski Racing Media here in Utah and served as Senior Editor until January 2020. As Senior Editor, he managed the day-to-day news section of skiracing.com, as well as produced and hosted Ski Racing’s weekly podcast. During his tenure with Ski Racing Media, he was also a field reporter for NBC Sports, covering events in Europe.
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