WHAT IS A KIDNAP SCAM?
You get a call from someone claiming that a loved one of yours has been kidnapped. During the call, you might hear screaming or crying in the background.
Look out for these scam signs
Scammers who claim to have kidnapped your loved one but refuse to give you you descriptive details of that person.
How to stay safe
You can do this while still on the phone with the scammer. Scammer may threaten you to not contact another person for help.
Kidnap Scam: Real Stories
14 Jul 2020 | Kidnap Scam
Beware of Kidnap scam message!
I received a text message on my phone from a number shown as 9000. it stated as follows, "ws me now 96600596 Matthew! daughter is with me! u better bank in $3000 to ???-981-913 posb sav now! better dun…...
31 May 2020 | Kidnap Scam
Beware of Kidnap Scam message!
I received an sms on 31 May 2020 around 7:39pm stating that: ur girl is with me! u better bank in $2000 to my ???-983-4971 Standard chart now! bette dun call police!if not i will kill her! 87163571 rayno…...
28 May 2020 | Kidnap Scam
Received this text message during cb period, where i and my daughter are all at home. the message read out: ur daughter is with me! u better bank in $2680 to my bank ???-395-1892 uob sav now! better dun…...
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