Frostburg State warns public after student, parents scammed

Frostburg State University Police are warning the public after a student and his parents were simultaneously scammed by a caller threatening to harm the family.

Frostburg State University Police said in a statement that the student’s mother called police after his football coach reported he wasn’t at Saturday’s game. Police were speaking to the student’s parents when the parents got a call saying their son would be killed if money wasn’t wired to the caller.

Police say the student had received a call saying his father would be killed if he didn’t pay, so he went to wire money instead of going to the game.

Police say the scammers received a significant amount of money before police reached the son. Police did not identify the victims of the scam.

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