Alleged kidnapping scam targeting Chinese students in Canada

News Nov 13, 2017 by Toronto Newsroom City Centre Mirror

Toronto police have issued an alert about a kidnapping scam allegedly targeting Chinese students studying in Canada.

According to police, Chinese students in Canada are being contacted by an unidentified person or persons and told they must go into hiding or their family members in China will be hurt. The students are reportedly told not to use cell phones or social media accounts.

The alleged scammers reportedly then contact the students’ parents in China, claiming the students have been kidnapped and demanding large ransom payments.

The alert was issued Friday, Nov. 10.

Police believe three young people who recently went missing in Toronto were victims of the alleged scam. All three have since been found, police announced Monday, Nov. 13.

Alleged kidnapping scam targeting Chinese students in Canada

News Nov 13, 2017 by Toronto Newsroom City Centre Mirror

Toronto police have issued an alert about a kidnapping scam allegedly targeting Chinese students studying in Canada.

According to police, Chinese students in Canada are being contacted by an unidentified person or persons and told they must go into hiding or their family members in China will be hurt. The students are reportedly told not to use cell phones or social media accounts.

The alleged scammers reportedly then contact the students’ parents in China, claiming the students have been kidnapped and demanding large ransom payments.

The alert was issued Friday, Nov. 10.

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Police believe three young people who recently went missing in Toronto were victims of the alleged scam. All three have since been found, police announced Monday, Nov. 13.

Alleged kidnapping scam targeting Chinese students in Canada

News Nov 13, 2017 by Toronto Newsroom City Centre Mirror

Toronto police have issued an alert about a kidnapping scam allegedly targeting Chinese students studying in Canada.

According to police, Chinese students in Canada are being contacted by an unidentified person or persons and told they must go into hiding or their family members in China will be hurt. The students are reportedly told not to use cell phones or social media accounts.

The alleged scammers reportedly then contact the students’ parents in China, claiming the students have been kidnapped and demanding large ransom payments.

The alert was issued Friday, Nov. 10.

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Police believe three young people who recently went missing in Toronto were victims of the alleged scam. All three have since been found, police announced Monday, Nov. 13.