Scammers Force Chinese Students To Fake Own Kidnappings And Take 'Ransom' Money From Families

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Virtual kidnappings are the new kind of scam that is targeting Chinese students in Australia. The scam starts with a phone call to the student speaking in Mandarin and pretending to be Chinese authority. The scam convinces students they are convicted for some crime in their home country and then coerced into renting hotel rooms and sending photographs and videos of themselves tied up and blindfolded, which are sent on to families along with demands for ransom money.

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