FBI Sees Increase of Reported Virtual Kidnappings in Valley

2 years 9 months 1 week ago Monday, September 16 2019 Sep 16, 2019 September 16, 2019 5:22 PM September 16, 2019 in News - Local

WESLACO – They call you claiming they have a loved one kidnapped; they are supposedly part of a cartel or another criminal organization.

They are using fear to get people to give up their money.

The FBI says they’ve seen about a dozen virtual kidnapping cases within the last two weeks in the Rio Grande Valley.

Special Agent Michelle Lee told CHANNEL 5 NEWS these cases have been occurring for more than a decade, but the callers are now using technology to their advantage.

Watch the video above for the full report.

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