June 19, 2021
Scam/Fraud

MPD searching for suspects in scam demanding money after alleged kidnapping – FOX13 News Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis police are investigating reports of a scam involving suspects who demand money in exchange for the release of someone they allegedly kidnap.

On the morning of June 5, officers responded to a complaint of extortion/blackmail in the 400 block of Monroe.

A woman told police the previous day she had received a call from mother’s phone number, but when she answered a man told her he kidnapped her mother.

The man demanded $1000 for her mother’s safe release, police said.

The woman told police she heard a woman’s voice screaming and crying in the background and believed it was her mother.

The victim was told if she…

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