Virtual ‘kidnapping’ scam aimed at female Chinese students in Vancouver

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A virtual kidnapping scam targeting female Chinese students has hit Vancouver.

According to the RCMP, the cyber extortion scheme tricks victims into believing their loved one have been kidnapped. It’s a scheme that has been reported worldwide.

The RCMP, who is in contact with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in Vancouver, is working with other police agencies as well as a liaison officer in China to further investigate.

Mounties said Chinese students in Canada were initially contacted through an automated phone message that urges them to call Chinese officials after being told their personal information had been compromised and they are now connected to crimes in China.

Read more at Global News

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.