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Virtual Kidnaping Phone Scam Reported in Ridgewood

Virtual Kidnaping prisoner

May 20,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Police report that Ridgewood Residents have reported being the target of a telephone kidnap scam. The scam works by a caller claiming a relative has been kidnapped and not to contact anyone because they are being watched. The caller then demands money in a threatening manner. This is a widely used phone scam called the virtual kidnap scam according to the FBI and has been reported nationwide over the past several years. Don’t become the victim of a scam. Report suspicious activity the Ridgewood Police Department.

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