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“Virtual Kidnapping” Scammers Become More Targeted

09
Aug
2014

Scammers running the virtual kidnapping extortion trick have started to direct their attention towards doctors, which is a more lucrative segment than random picking of the victims.The FBI, San Antonio Division, warns that lately they have noticed cybercriminals to take a particular interest in physicians in South Texas when running their so-called virtual kidnapping scams; these consist in calling the victim and demanding a ransom payment (generally by wire transfe…

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