Saturday, December 29, 2012

Town police warn of scam about kidnapped relatives

Town of Poughkeepsie police are warning residents of a fraudulent telephone call demanding money for the return of a kidnapped family member. Police said the caller informs the intended target that a family member or friend has been kidnapped, sometimes after a car accident, and money must be sent to facilitate their safe return. The caller directs the intended victim to stay on the phone and not make any other calls until the money has been transferred via Western Union or MoneyGram, police said