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“Virtual Kidnapping” Hoax Targets Families

Posted at 10:14 PM, Mar 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-19 22:14:09-04

(NBC News)– A scam targeting families tries to trick people into thinking their loved ones have been abducted.

It’s known as virtual kidnapping and it is when a scammer calls, using information from social media to try and convince you that they have abducted your loved one.

Former Olympian and commentator Rowdy Gaines was among those targeted.

NBC’s Gadi Schwartz has more on virtual kidnapping here.