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5 Jan 2024

'Cyber Kidnapping' Trend Threaten Global Parents

In a recent US incident, Kai Zhuang, a Chinese exchange student, was falsely claimed to be kidnapped. Scammers extorted [$80,000]( from his family by isolating him and demanding a ransom. This incident illustrates a worrying rise in cyber kidnappings, where victims are convinced that their loved ones are in danger, facilitated by technological advancements.