LPD: Hostage Scam Moves to Lincoln

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Lincoln Police are warning people against a new scam.

Police have taken at least 12 reports were someone called the victim, claiming to have a family member held hostage.

Police say the caller demands money in the thousands of dollars to be sent to them in exchange for the safe return of the family member.

Police say these calls are not legitimate and don't want people to fall for the scam.

"If you do receive such a call, hang up. Do not send any money and continue to hang up or do not answer the calls. We have had reports that the person will continue to call over and over again," Officer Katie Flood said.

So far, police have not received any reports of a victim sending money to the caller.

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