Kelly Preston, John Travolta, Jett Travolta, Ella Travolta

Courtesy of Travolta Family

As if John Travolta and Kelly Preston didn't have enough to worry about...

Lawyers for the couple confirmed to E! News that police are investigating a scarce-on-details plot to extort the grief-stricken family.

While the nature of the demands made on the Travoltas has not been revealed, the reported extortion came in the wake of the death of their 16-year-old son Jett in the Bahamas on Jan. 2.

"Regrettably in a time of such terrible grief there are often a few individuals who attempt to make false claims in hopes of making millions of dollars," Travolta family attorneys Mike Ossi and Howard Butler said in a statement.

"We will never let that happen."

The legal heavyweights said that Bahamian police and local government have already begun looking into the alleged extortion and that they have "the utmost confidence" in their abilities to bring the case to a close.

The Nassau-based Tribune newspaper reported earlier this week that police have begun questioning two people in connection with the alleged extortion, one of whom is "believed to be a politician."

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