It has been used to “buy and sell lethal toxins over the Internet,” to make payments in “virtual kidnapping and extortion” and to allow “near-instantaneous transactions across the globe between perpetrators of … · 7/30/2015
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Imagine getting a phone call with a strange voice on the other end of the line, telling you that a loved one has been kidnapped and that you had better send money, or they will die. But, in reality there is no kidnapping — …
NBC 4 Southern California · 7/15/2015
An unfortunate geopolitical reality is the rise of kidnappings, particularly in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Africa. But today's criminals are getting even more sophisticated by exploiting technology and engaging in "virtual kidnapping." Unlike ...
CNBC · 7/9/2015
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While the virtual kidnapper of four-year-old Bryleigh appeared to ... But with a growing prevalence of digital kidnapping, you might want to think twice about what you post online. · 7/21/2015
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On November 27, 2007, a series of phone calls cut a congressional session in Mexico City short. The lower chamber of Congress was meeting when, at around 1 pm, a member of then-President Felipe Calderon’s party received a phone call from someone …
VICE · 9/17/2014
The FBI says virtual kidnappings have been around for awhile but usually only happen in border states. Agents now say the scam is showing up here in Maryland. Special Agent Shayne Buchwald tells WBAL NewsRadio 1090 that a doctor in Westminster …
WBAL 1090AM · 2/4/2015
Paul Vecker of the Bay County Sheriff's Office joined us to warn us about a new and scary scam threatening medical workers. It's called virtual kidnapping and the FBI is stepping in. Watch the interview for all the details.
WJHG · 12/8/2014
"Virtual kidnapping" is a common scam in Latin America, especially in Mexico, Brazil and Guatemala, where high crime rates lead people to be more likely believe it when a random caller tells them a family member has been kidnapped. Calls in Latin …
The Christian Science Monitor · 11/9/2013
In these "virtual kidnappings," scammers make random calls to find their victims, saying a loved one has been snatched and demanding the immediate transfer of small sums of money to have them released, the FBI said. Some calls feature screaming in the ...
Reuters · 1/14/2015
LONDON – A young mother was at home with her seven-month-old baby when the phone rang in Chihuahua, Mexico. The caller explained he was from the local utility company and warned the 19-year-old mother that a gas leak had been detected in her …
Forbes · 9/2/2014