PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) – Pawtucket police are warning residents about a virtual kidnapping scam that has been going around.

Police say scammers are calling people claiming to have kidnapped a loved one and then asking for ransom money.


The scammers have been asking their victims to go to several banks and wait for further instructions.

If you get one of these calls police ask you to not give out any information, hang up immediately, and call your local police department.

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