'Virtual Kidnapping' Scam On The Rise Around The U.S.03:38

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This fall, a Texas family was terrorized by criminals saying they had kidnapped their daughter. The anonymous caller demanded cash, but it turned out to be fake. Texas Public Radio's Paul Flahive (@paulflahive) reports on the rise in "virtual kidnapping" across the country.

This segment aired on January 1, 2019.

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