Phone scam artists claim to kidnap loved ones, FBI says

Published Apr 08 2021 at 7:51 PM GMT
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  • The FBI has been sounding the alarm about the rise of virtual kidnappings.
  • Here's how it works: criminals randomly call people, claiming they've abducted a loved one, and the only way to get them back is to pay up.
  • Several cities are seeing an increase in these scams, including the Los Angeles area.
  • Mireya Villarreal spoke with one family that was targeted.




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  • Published Apr 8, 2021 7:51 PM GMT