FBI WARNING: Beware Of This Latest Phone Scam
According to USA Today...The FBI is warning people about phone scam calls known as, "virtual kidnapping." Scammers will call victims saying a family member has been taken and demand a ransom.
Virtual kidnapping scam victim Mark Walker shares, "He says he's going to kill my daughter unless I get him $1,000 fast."
The scammers can hack into phone contact lists and use "phone disguising" technology to make it appear as if they are calling from the victim's phone. And FBI insider says, "The ability to spoof phone numbers is what makes it so instantly scary." His advice? "If you receive one of these calls, hang up the phone & contact the FBI. Then make contact with the alleged victim to make sure they are okay.