Residents should be aware of Kidnapping Scam

Please see this link for information on a kidnapping scam  It has recently come to the attention of the Rotterdam Police Department that a couple in the City of Schenectady became victims of this fraud.    Most of the information detailed in this link was identical to our local case, except the perpetrator did call from a 518 area code telephone number.  The Rotterdam Police Department would like to keep residents informed as this may become a more widely used tactic by criminals looking to defraud victims for monetary gain.