Vancouver's police say that young Chinese mainland women studying in Vancouver are being targeted by scammers who convince them to make fake hostage videos, which are then sent to their parents to con them out of 'ransoms'. Stock photo: Shutterstock

In chilling con, ‘virtual kidnappers’ trick Vancouver’s Chinese students into filming fake hostage videos - then convince parents to pay ransom

How do hostage hoaxers persuade young mainland women to make their own ransom videos, destroy their phones and go into hiding?

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Vancouver's police say that young Chinese mainland women studying in Vancouver are being targeted by scammers who convince them to make fake hostage videos, which are then sent to their parents to con them out of 'ransoms'. Stock photo: Shutterstock
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