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Beverly Hills Police Warn Of Virtual Kidnapping Scam Targeting Residents

Posted Thursday, June 1, 2017 – 6:15 PM

By Matt Lopez

An ongoing virtual kidnapping scam is targeting residents in Beverly Hills, the Beverly Hills Police said Thursday.

A scammer will call the victim and claim to have a kidnapped family member. To add to the ruse, another voice will be heard in the background asking for help.

The scammer will ask for ransom money via wire transfer, such as Western Union. According to the BHPD, the alleged kidnapper will go to “great lengths” to keep the victim on the phone.

For full story see the print edition of The Beverly Hills Courier, or download the e-edition.

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