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Virtual kidnapping in the United States

24 May 2018 Virtual kidnapping is a crime which is traditionally or even principally associated with Latin America. But it is also very common in the US. However, despite how common it is and how much local coverage incidents get, most people still don’t know about virtual kidnapping, and so it continues to thrive. This is partly because virtual kidnapping it isn’t reported on at a national level by large media outlets.

 

Virtual kidnapping in the United States

18 May 2018 Virtual kidnapping is a crime which is traditionally or even principally associated with Latin America. But it is also very common in the US. However, despite how common it is and how much local coverage incidents get, most people still don’t know about virtual kidnapping, and so it continues to thrive. This is partly because virtual kidnapping it isn’t reported on at a national level by large media outlets.