Thursday, 10 August 2017

Community PSA - Virtual Kidnapping Scheme in Lower Mainland

Community PSA: RCMP warns of “virtual kidnapping” scheme.  

Community members in the Lower Mainland are being asked to be aware of a current scheme that appears to be targeting female Chinese nationals attending school in the community. There have been six incidents in the Lower Mainland recently where students were contacted by phone message to advise that they were associated to crimes in China. These individuals parents were also contacted and asked for ransom money. The RCMP is warning that anyone contacted with a similar call should not comply with the callers’ demands but report the incident to the RCMP immediately.

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