Kidnapping Scams

Another Evolution In Scamming Are Kidnapping ScamsScammers Connect Via A Fake Profile That Then Says They Have Been KidnappedIt sounds like something out of Hollywood, but it’s hitting homes across the country: “virtual kidnapping,” where fraudsters try to extort money by claiming that a family member has been taken hostage.This fear-provoking fraud isn’t new; there was a nationwide wave of similar calls two years ago in which swindlers usually claimed a loved one was being held [...]