British Columbia RCMP has created a new task force to investigate a series of false kidnapping threats targeting Chinese nationals living in Metro Vancouver.
In July, Mounties issued a public warning after at least six people reported receiving messages that said their personal information had been compromised and that they had been implicated in a crime back in China.
They were then instructed to contact Chinese officials and that if they didn’t cooperate, their family back in China would be harmed. The suspects, who falsely claimed to be government officials, appeared to be targeting female Chinese nationals attending school in B.C.
Meanwhile, the students’ families back home were told their relative was being held against their will and that a ransom would need to be paid.
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