Scammers targeting families of missing people: Hamilton police

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July 28, 2021 – Allison General said she was wondering where her 28-year-old daughter June was when she received a chilling text message on her phone.

It was from someone who claimed they’d kidnapped June.

“I am not releasing Her until I have a ransom of 7,000$. am sure you know what to do if you don’t want me to make today Horrible for you by killing your daughter,” read the text message sent on the evening of July 21.

General said she called Six Nations police right away,

“I dropped my phone. I started crying, I called her kids in…I just freaked out a bit,” General said.

June was reported missing the next day. Hamilton police led the search efforts and she was found on Monday afternoon, Staff Sgt. Dave Oleniuk said.

He said the text wasn’t a factor in June’s case because the message appeared to be a scam. CBC News reports. | READ MORE