Colorado Springs police probe ransom demand scam

By: Associated Press
October 15, 2013 Updated: October 15, 2013 at 11:41 am
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Colorado Springs police say someone who received a phone call demanding ransom for a kidnapped relative was the target of a scam.

Police say the intended victim walked into a police station on Monday and notified officers he was on a cell phone call with someone who claimed to be a member of a cartel demanding money.

Authorities are still trying to find a suspect. The intended victim refused to pay.

Police said scammers are using social media to gather information about people and they warned the public to be careful what they post online.

Colorado Springs police say someone who received a phone call demanding ransom for a kidnapped relative was the target of a scam.

Police say the intended victim walked into a police station on Monday and notified officers he was on a cell phone call with someone who claimed to be a member of a cartel demanding money.

Authorities are still trying to find a suspect. The intended victim refused to pay.

Police said scammers are using social media to gather information about people and they warned the public to be careful what they post online.


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