Homeland Security

4 Charged in ‘Virtual Kidnappings’

“Four people have been charged in a scheme that used telemarketing tactics to shake down immigrants for ransom money under the guise that loved ones had been kidnapped, according to an indictment unsealed Friday.

In reality, no one had been snatched and the callers didn’t even know who they were dialing.

But in a small percentage of successes since 2007, the ‘virtual kidnappers’ collected at least $500,000, federal investigators said.”

Source:APNewsBreak: 4 Charged in ‘Virtual Kidnappings’ – ABC News

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