Scam Warning Sourced from CBC News
Source: CBC News. Please be aware that Chinese students in Canada, including some living in Toronto have been the targets of a scam. These students received threatening calls telling them that they needed to go into hiding, not to use their cellphones, not to contact their families and not to use any form of social media or the internet. The students’ families were then contacted by the scammer telling them that their relative had been kidnapped, and demands for large ransoms were made. If you receive such threatening calls please report the incident to the Kingston Police immediately.