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LAPD - Mission Area
Tuesday September 29th, 2015 :: 10:24 a.m. PDT


Phone Extortion Scam

Early this year Mission Division saw a trend in phone scams where one would receive a phone call regarding a kidnapped family member and money must be sent for their return.  

This past couple weeks Mission Division seen about 8 of these incidents again.  Please make note and pass this info on to family, friends, and neighbors.  This one is a more dangerous phone scams because it plays with one's emotions.

The below link gives a brief description of the scam and tips to avoid becoming a victim.  Also in the link is contact info regarding questions and info specific to this type of crime.



LAPD - Mission Area
11121 Sepulveda Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 91345

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 818-838-9800

TEXT-A-TIP -  Text TIP MISSION followed by your message, to 888777

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