Family loses $288k to kidnapping scam as warning issued for Illawarra students

Nadine Morton
Updated October 23 2023 - 12:17pm, first published October 20 2023 - 1:30pm
A man riding past the University of Wollongong. File picture by Adam McLean
A man riding past the University of Wollongong. File picture by Adam McLean

Illawarra's international students are warned to be on high alert as 'virtual kidnapping' scams target NSW students, with one family losing $288,000.

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Nadine Morton

Nadine Morton

Senior journalist

Nadine Morton covers emergency services and breaking news for the Illawarra Mercury. She takes pride in regional journalism which she believes is crucial to informing our towns and cities. Have a story? Email her at nadine.morton@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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