Continued Safety Advisory: Virtual Kidnapping Scam

May 09, 2018

The VPD is warning the public about a cyber extortion scheme that has targeted Chinese nationals attending schools across Canada. The scheme involves tricking victims into believing their loved ones have been kidnapped.

Read the lastest release from the VPD here and the Chinese Consulate here. Also read the April release from the BC RCMP, also translated in Chinese.

If you have been a victim of this crime, please contact RCMP at 604-224-1322 or 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). If you are concerned about this advisory and need support from SFU, contact Campus Security. For more information, visit our personal safety guide on scams and fraud.