Boston, Mass., Nov 10, 2022 / 10:00 am
Parents and guardians of Catholic school students in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, New Mexico, are being targeted with a “kidnapping scam,” the archdiocese said Wednesday.
The archdiocese put out a statement announcing that it had been made aware of the scam in which “wrongdoers” have been contacting parents or guardians saying their children have been kidnapped from school and won’t be returned until a ransom is paid.
The longtime scam has been popping up in different areas across the country in recent months and has targeted public school systems as well.
The statement said that the scammers sometimes use the name of the child and the name of the school in their threat, “which makes this call extremely worrisome.”