Police warn of kidnapping scam

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King County police warn about an ugly scam that is resurfacing in the county.After the time when school busses have departed, at-home parents are getting threatening phone calls.A male caller, often with an accent, claims he has kidnapped their child and won’t return her without a ransom being paid. He threatens to hurt or kill the child.The calls come from a blocked number.The caller knows something about the family - the name of the child, when the school bus leaves.Sometimes the caller is a young sounding female who pretends to be the child, begging for help.The scammer says that the pare...

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