Calls about kidnapped students investigated
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The FBI is helping campus police at the University of Texas at Austin investigate anonymous phone calls being made to parents of students claiming their children have been kidnapped.
UT campus police Sgt. Charles Bonnet tells KVUE-TV in Austin that in the past month and a half, two different parents have received calls from a person with an accent demanding a small amount of money be transferred into a foreign bank account.
Investigators say they don't know how the callers are getting parents' telephone numbers.
Bonnet says any parents getting such a call should take good notes and get as much information as they can from the callers in order to help police with their investigation.
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