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Central Coast family who falls victim to virtual kidnappers in Mexico shares story to warn others

A vacation in Mexico turned into a living nightmare for a Central Coast family and now that family is sharing their story to keep others from becoming victims of an extortion that’s on the rise. It’s called a virtual kidnapping and the FBI continues to warn U.S. residents about this frightening over-the-phone scam that has cost hundreds of people thousands of dollars. In the latest case to hit the Central Coast, Watsonville Police Detectives worked alongside the FBI to track down the family in Guadalajara. Here’s everything you need to know before traveling internationally: http://bit.ly/2KVxT2B

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