In May, federal police said they were investigating at least 25 cases of kidnapping extortion scams targeting Chinese students. Photo: AFPIn May, federal police said they were investigating at least 25 cases of kidnapping extortion scams targeting Chinese students. Photo: AFP
In May, federal police said they were investigating at least 25 cases of kidnapping extortion scams targeting Chinese students. Photo: AFP

Chinese students in Australia are being targeted in kidnapping scams, police warn

  • At least eight fake kidnappings have been reported this year, New South Wales state police say
  • The scammers have netted some US$2.27 million in ransoms so far this year, with one family losing US$1.4 million

Topic |   Australia
In May, federal police said they were investigating at least 25 cases of kidnapping extortion scams targeting Chinese students. Photo: AFPIn May, federal police said they were investigating at least 25 cases of kidnapping extortion scams targeting Chinese students. Photo: AFP
In May, federal police said they were investigating at least 25 cases of kidnapping extortion scams targeting Chinese students. Photo: AFP
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