Two victims of staged kidnap scams found in Cambodia after travelling from Singapore

The two university students were told to travel to Cambodia and record videos of themselves pretending to be kidnap victims.

Two university students living in Singapore were found in Cambodia after being tricked into travelling there as part of staged kidnap scams, said the police on Friday (Oct 28).

In both cases, the victims’ parents who were based in China received videos of their sons with their hands tied together. They also received ransom demands from unknown people.

The parents reported the cases to the Singapore Police Force (SPF) on Oct 19 and Oct 22.

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