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FBI virtual kidnapping scam warning

Posted: 11:51 PM, Oct 10, 2016
Updated: 2016-10-10 23:53:19-04

If you are a parent, beware of the latest scam. 

Authorities say the "virtual kidnapping" scam convinces parents their child is kidnapped, even though they are safe. 

Parents are told to pay ransom money. 

Officials say the scam targets parents of college students. 

The FBI says if someone calls demanding money, text your child, or reach out to them on social media to make sure they are fine.