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Colorado Springs police probe ransom demand scam

Published On: Oct 15 2013 09:02:57 AM CDT
Crimetracker Generic 2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

Colorado Springs police say someone who received a phone call demanding ransom for a kidnapped relative was the target of a scam.

Police say the intended victim walked into a police station on Monday and notified officers he was on a cell phone call with someone who claimed to be a member of a cartel demanding money.

Authorities are still trying to find a suspect. The intended victim refused to pay.

Police said scammers are using social media to gather information about people and they warned the public to be careful what they post online.

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