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Virtual Kidnapping

The Day I Was Terrorized By Virtual Kidnappers

Valerie Sobel | Posted 08.28.2015 | Crime
Valerie Sobel

Two days ago (August 24, 2015) at 12:49 pm Pacific time, I received a phone call, "This is a kidnap ransom demand call," that for a fleeting second I considered a joke. After my light response it was immediately made clear to me that I either "listen up!" or my daughter is dead.

4 Charged In 'Virtual Kidnappings' Case

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 11.11.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN DIEGO -- SAN DIEGO (AP) — Four people have been charged in a scheme that used telemarketing tactics to shake down immigrants for ransom money un...

Spanish Band Is 'Virtually Kidnapped' In Mexico

Posted 10.09.2013 | Latino Voices

Spanish band Delorean was freed Tuesday after being “virtually kidnapped” in Mexico, a growing trend where kidnappers don't come into physical con...

"Virtual Kidnapping" Mexico's Latest Crime Craze

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Mexico has long battled crime problems, but a new racket called "virtual kidnapping" has emerged as the latest crime craze: The phone call begins wit...