A warning from Police about a scam after someone in Summerside reported they’d received a kidnapping threat.
The person got a text message from a family member’s cell phone saying they were being held against their will and needed $5000. They were able to track the cell phone and give the details to Summerside Police.
Police determined it to be a scam as the person allegedly kidnapped was found to be safe. In fact, they told police they were on the phone with someone claiming to be with CRA who said they owed money.
Police warn you not to fall for such scams, and in case the potential victims did not.