New warning on virtual kidnap calls

Victims receive phone call claiming a family member has been snatched

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The fraudsters demand a mobile phone number and tell the victim to keep the line open. Photo CDSN

NATIONAL Police have issued a warning following the growing number of cases of virtual kidnappings reported in the city of Málaga, as well as in Marbella.

Investigators say that, typically, the victim receives a phone call advising that a family member has been kidnapped and that a ransom must be paid for their safe release, whereas the individual is actually safe and well.

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