Oakland school officials are asking parents to stay alert after some families received phone calls falsely claiming that a student had been injured or kidnapped.

Oakland school officials are asking parents to stay alert after some families received phone calls falsely claiming that a student had been injured or kidnapped.

Scam phone callers use ‘virtual kidnapping’ technique on Oakland parents

Just a few weeks after the new school year began, two families in Oakland had terrifying moments when they received threatening calls about their kids, asking for a kidnapping ransom or medical treatment fees. But both calls turned out to be scams. According to John Sasaki, communications director for the Oakland United School District (OUSD),...

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