UT Students and Families Victims of Scam
The University of Texas at Austin is warning students and their families about a kidnapping scam.
Relatives of at least four students have received phone calls in the past six weeks claiming their child or grandchild had been kidnapped or is in need of medical care. The caller then asks for money.
UT Police say the perpetrator has an accent and demands that funds be placed into a foreign bank account.
UT police is investigating the scam along with the FBI and the Joint Terrorism Task Force.