Attempted Virtual Kidnapping

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Just had my first virtual kidnapping experience and hopefully my last.. Pretty scary but I can see how people can fall for it. They had a older lady screaming in the background saying it was my mom and if I didn't send money over she would have a bullet in her head. First of all, the lady sounded nothing like my moms. Second of all, they called the wrong hard working yet broke girl. If you guys get a call from a Mexico # ending in 1090 DO NOT answer.

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Flicka Aug 02, 2018 06:42 AM
Attempted Virtual Kidnapping

Scammers are the curse of the earth. Lazy beyond belief, "easy bucks". So sad people fall for their lies, keeping them in business. I got the "grandmother" call. Poor grandson in jail, needed bail. I let him babble on, wasting his time for no return. He needed to get out to go to work. When I told him my grandsons are in college he hung up.

CCHandyMan Aug 01, 2018 01:46 PM
Attempted Virtual Kidnapping

I would have said - "OMG, my Mom. Golly, you actually dug her her from her grave.

Luvaduck Aug 01, 2018 09:40 AM
Attempted Virtual Kidnapping

Kidnapping and hostage-taking is big business in some countries and they really do snatch people. It hasn't come to that here--yet--so until then, ask to speak to the person. If they won't do that, ask a question that only that person would know the answer to. If they won't do that either, hang up.

a-1561587000 Jul 31, 2018 02:52 PM
Attempted Virtual Kidnapping

Nice, that was someone else's Mom screaming in the background... thanks.

PamSB Jul 31, 2018 01:11 PM
Attempted Virtual Kidnapping

Unfortunately my 88 year old mother's four daughters would thank them for taking her. And, if they really had her, they'd beg us to take her back. No kidding.

oceandrew Jul 31, 2018 10:57 AM
Attempted Virtual Kidnapping

The troll farms must be gearing up for the election this fall. My spam folder was full of phishing attempts.

Ehdat Jul 31, 2018 10:50 AM
Attempted Virtual Kidnapping

Happened to me once. I told them I needed to see proof of her cut off fingers.

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