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The alleged kidnappers demanded $4,000.
“They said, ‘this is nothing big, people got your number off the way you were advertising and that’s probably what’s happening, they are trying to get money from you. I can assure you they don’t have your child,'” Rick Jain said.
Like many parents of missing children, the Jain’s posted on Facebook and other social media sites looking for help finding their son. Police believe that’s exactly how these scammers are finding their victims.
“You don’t take advantage of people while they are down, that’s exactly what they are doing. We’re desperate, we are willing to do anything to get our son back; we have been day and night looking for him,” he said.
“If he would have sent me a picture or he would have sent me what clothes he was wearing or anything I wouldn’t have (paid them) and he did not.”
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