Clinton Police Warn of Kidnapping Phone Scam

Police are investigating a resident's report that an unknown caller fraudulently claimed there had been a car accident, their son was involved — and was now being held for ransom.

Credit: Patch file photo
Credit: Patch file photo
The following is a press release from the Clinton Police Department.

On this date at 1017 hours, the Clinton Police received a call from a local resident of the Town of Clinton. 

The resident reported that they had just received a call from an unknown caller claiming the following: There had been a car accident, their son was involved and was now being held for ransom. 

Instructions were provided to the resident as to where money was to be delivered, in exchange for the safe return of their son. The resident contacted Clinton Police to report this occurrence.

At the time of the call, the caller indicated that two of their adult children who reside in Connecticut were unaccounted for and were not answering their respective phones. 

As a result Clinton Police contacted the FBI and Connecticut State police for assistance in this investigation.  

The investigation ultimately revealed that the adult children of the caller were accounted for and were found to be safe. There is no credible evidence to believe an abduction ever occurred.

At this time the Clinton Police are continuing to investigate in an attempt to identify the person or persons who were responsible for making this call.


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