Sophisticated Phone Scam Appears To Be The Trigger Of Tuesdays Amber Alert

Police issued an update on the investigation that triggered the Amber Alert for a mother and her 4-year-old son.

Details on the scam, and recommendations on preventing it from happening to you.

Shortly after the Amber Alert was issued across several media outlets, and on cell phones, the mother and child were found safely. Manchester police detectives believe the incident was actually a sophisticated phone scam and they say there was no indication that the mother and child were in danger.

In these scams, someone calls the victim and says a family member is in trouble. They demand money for the individual’s safe return. The caller insists the victim not hang up. This is an attempt to shut down any communication with the victim’s family and friends, according to Spokesperson Heather Hamel of the Manchester Police Department.

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