Calexico Police Department Issues Scam Alert

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calexico-pdCALEXICO — The Calexico Police Department would like to warn the public regarding a scam involving the alleged kidnapping of a family member.  Unknown subjects are calling people on their telephone, usually an elderly family member, and telling them they have their daughter (or other loved one) held hostage.  The unknown subjects will release their family member for a certain amount of money when their loved one was never kidnapped.

The Calexico Police Department urges the community to immediately notify their local law enforcement agency, and NOT give money to these unknown subjects.  Unfortunately, about three victims have wired money to these unknown subjects to release their kidnapped loved one, when they were never kidnapped.