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Coquitlam RCMP looking into Amanda Todd's extortion say they're being overwhelmed by rumours, innuendo and those looking to make a profit off the teen's suicide.
In a release this afternoon, Sergeant Peter Thiessen says the Serious Crime Section is dealing with thousands of tips.
He says the rumours and misinformation are slowing the investigation down, including the hysteria that spread online on Monday supposedly outing Todd's tormenter.
Thiessen also points out that there are even websites springing up hoping to make some cash off the teen's suicide.
He says those sites purport to be raising funds in memory of Todd, when that's not the case.
The only legitimate fund set up in relation to Todd's death can be found at RBC branches.