FBI Warning: "Virtual 'kidnapping' Scams and Demands of Ransom


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Scammers have taken social engineering to a new level and the FBI has alerted the public.

Beware virtual ‘kidnapping’ scams, FBI warns virtual kidnapping scams that attempt to dupe victims into paying a quick ransom are on the rise, a new FBI bulletin says.

The virtual aspect of the scam involves staging a scene either on the phone or via social media in an attempt to convince the victim that a loved one has been kidnapped, the FBI Albuquerque Division said in a community outreach note released this week. The criminals then demand a ransom. Read more here:

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