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Update on RCMP warning of ‘virtual kidnapping’ scheme

April 12, 2018
Released - April 11, 2018 ​An extortion scheme that deceives victims into believing their loved ones have been kidnapped is surfacing once again, warns the Lower Mainland RCMP.  In August 2017, a joint task force was created to address and coordinate information about the telecommunications fraud that targeted Chinese foreign nationals. Working closely with the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China and post-secondary institutions, the RCMP launched a public education campaign detailing how the scheme worked. In December, a recording of an automated call used by the suspects was also released in Mandarin. See December news release. There were no new reports until this past week when police received a number of calls from around the Lower Mainland.

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