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FBI warns of reports of extortion scams targeting families in western Montana


Last updated 8/5/2021 at 11:20am

From Federal Bureau of Investigation

The Federal Bureau of Investigation Salt Lake City Division, Helena Resident Agency Office, wants to warn the public about virtual kidnapping scams and variations of this type of scam that have been targeting families in western Montana.

FBI Salt Lake City has recently received reports of victims getting calls from scammers claiming to have kidnapped their loved one and threatening to harm them unless a ransom is paid. No one is physically kidnapped in these schemes, but they are often traumatic for everyone involved. Many of these calls originate in...

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