The student was initially taken from his house against his consent, according to Riverdale police.
A missing Chinese exchange student was found safe after a “ransom” plot.
A Utah Chinese exchange student reported missing last week was located Monday. A “cyber kidnapping” scam cost his family $80,000.
Five days before his Friday disappearance, the 17-year-old was last seen at his Riverdale, Utah, home 30 miles outside Salt Lake City.
Riverdale police initially believed the student was hostage. Friday night, he was found safe in a tent in Brigham City, 25 miles from Riverdale. Police believe the youngster isolated himself since his family was in China and was threatened.
Her family must pay $80,000 after a Chinese exchange student was remotely kidnapped.
After the student disappeared, his family received a ransom note and a picture of him in danger. The family paid $80,000 after the threat. How the student learned his family was in danger and why he isolated himself is unknown.
We can see how computer threats evolve and their effects. Police will presumably investigate the ransom note’s origin and the cyber kidnappers’ methods. Hacking can prevent online money scams.