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Phone Kidnapping Scam

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Phone scammers are calling random people in Monroe County saying they've kidnapped a family member.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office has taken multiple calls from victims of the scam. They say suspects seem to know basic information about the families they call.

Deputies believe the information was found through social media or public information.

Suspects demand a ransom in the form of phone calling cards.

Sheriff's deputies say to hang up and call 911 if this scam happens to you.

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