The voice on the phone demands a ransom for a family member or co-worker who has been kidnapped.
The caller claims armed men from a Mexican drug cartel are outside and will start shooting if the terms aren’t met.
San Diego police said Wednesday that they have gotten reports of similar “virtual kidnapping” hoax threats made to 10 businesses and individuals last week. Some of the calls originated in the Baja California region of Mexico.
...Ransom amounts varied, from $1,000 to $10,000, depending on the apparent ability of the victim to pay, Wahl said.
Read more from the San Diego Union Tribune [HERE].
So what can you do? Here's some tips from the FBI and NYPD:
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