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PARSIPPANY — Be on the lookout for a “virtual kidnapping” scam where con artists call people at random, claim to have kidnapped their relatives and demand a ransom payment, according to the Parsippany Police …
parsippanyfocus.com · 8/28/2015
A phone scam is spreading and potentially causing panic and fear, the Parsippany-Troy Hills Township Police said in an announcement. Con artists are calling people at random and claiming to have kidnapped their …
Patch · ByJason Koestenblatt · 8/26/2015
Parsippany Police Warn
Please take heed of this memoir of caution. Look up "Virtual Kidnapping" on the official web site of the FBI. You will read reports from victims and may come to the conclusions I had come to: these perpetrators don't necessarily target the affluent or the ...
The Huffington Post · 8/28/2015
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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
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
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
"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
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
New York (AFP) - A new type of crime -- so-called "virtual kidnapping" -- is on the rise, with hundreds of cases in the past year, many among Hispanics, the FBI and New York police warned Tuesday. In the scam, someone calls claiming to have kidnapped a ...
Yahoo News · 1/13/2015
Police in Catalonia have issued a warning about a spate of recent "fake kidnappings" during which parents receive phone calls telling them their children have been abducted, when no actual kidnapping has taken place. Extortionists have been ringing people ...
The Local · 2/24/2015