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Crime NSW: Chinese students tricked into ‘virtual’ kidnap scam – NEWS.com.au

Chinese students tricked into ‘virtual’ kidnap scam

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Several Chinese international students living in Sydney have become victims of a virtual kidnapping scheme that has generated more than $3 million in ransom payments this year alone.NSW Police is now working with Chinese authorities and universities to issue a warning to potential victims while trying to crack the elaborate crime syndicate.
Known as “virtual kidnapping”, the scheme involves convincing victims to fake their own abductions before demanding ransom payments from relatives for their…

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