Police: Kidnapping scam reported throughout the Hudson Valley

In this scam, a male suspect states that the victim's child has been kidnapped and demands money, typically $7,000, before returning the child to the parent.

News 12 Staff

Nov 16, 2022, 12:31 PM

Updated 559 days ago

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The Town of Haverstraw Police Department is alerting the community to a new scam that has been reported throughout the Hudson Valley.
In this scam, a victim receives a call from a fictitious/spoofed phone number with a male suspect on the phone.
The male suspect then states that the victim's child has been kidnapped and demands money, typically $7,000, before returning the child to the parent.
In some cases, the suspect has gone as far as using a young child's voice to say, "help me."
The Town of Haverstraw Police Department recommends you contact your local police immediately if you receive this type of phone call.


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