Hillsboro PD Warns Community Against Scams Of Holding Family Members Hostage

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Hillsboro PD say they are getting a large number of calls about hostage situations.
Hillsboro Department of Public Safety has deemed these calls as active scams.
They have instructed family members to go to Walmart and wait for further instructions on wiring the money.
Police say the scammer is going through a non-extradition country that does not cooperate with the United States.
Therefore once funds are transferred the funds cant be traced.
The suspect is allegedly getting information about family members from social media, according to police.
“Please remain calm and mindful of these types of scams.
Attempt to contact the family member on the phone to verify where they are.
Notify law enforcement in your jurisdiction if you feel the threat is real,” said Hillsboro DPS.



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