virtual kidnapping

virtual kidnapping

An extortion scheme wherein people receive phone calls telling them their loved one has been kidnapped and will be killed or harmed if they do not immediately go to the bank and wire money. There may be fake crying in the background, but the kidnapped victims are not allowed to speak, and the call is never made from their phone. Virtual kidnapping spikes when many teenagers are out of town on spring break.
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He mentioned, for example, virtual kidnapping and economic kidnapping as the two main criminal acts Ghana is battling with now, with the former giving Ghana's security and telecom industries a torrid time.
The court said that taking a five-year-old without the consent of the virtual custodian the wife amounted to virtual kidnapping.
citizens have been the victims of violent crimes including homicide, carjacking, robbery and kidnapping, along with a relatively new crime wave involving "virtual kidnapping."
Personal information on websites or instant messaging services can also be used against an extortion victim, particularly in cases of virtual kidnapping, in which scammers deceive people into believing a loved one has been abducted and then demand a ransom.
An ongoing kidnap trend dubbed as "virtual kidnapping" is rampant nowadays, DFAT warned.
At a summit in Cochabamba, Bolivia - where Morales began his political career as a leader of coca leaf farmers - five regional leaders joined him in denouncing his "virtual kidnapping" and the U.S.
The presidential gathering in Cochabamba, Bolivia - where Morales began his political career as the leader of coca leaf farmers - is aimed at expressing outrage over his "virtual kidnapping" and the U.S.
Virtual Kidnapping: Criminals call their victims from unregistered mobile phones and claim to have kidnapped a family member or friend.
Then, a number of Honduran politicians backing the coup admitted that even if the ouster was constitutional, the virtual kidnapping of the president by masked soldiers who immediately flew him out of the country was not in any way legal.
It amounts to a virtual kidnapping. In corporate databanks all around the country, a little digital "you" has been hidden away, and they can pretty much do with it as they want, without the real you being notified, much less consulted.
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Those who travel, whether for business or pleasure, should be aware of the risk of virtual kidnapping. The crime is prevalent in Mexico and Southeast Asia, so travelers to those areas should be particularly vigilant.

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