Are you vulnerable to virtual kidnapping? Protect yourself...#OSINT #Socmint

A recent trend, becoming more and more prevalent, is the disturbing practice of virtual kidnapping.  You receive an anonymous phone call and the violent voice on the other end is claiming to have kidnapped a loved one. The caller knows the loved one's name, the school they go to,  and your name amongst other intimate details. The perpetrator then asks for a ransom and in many cases, succeeds in receiving payment. Gathering all this information and more only takes a matter of minutes, no thanks to social media platforms. Victims of this crime are simply unaware of how exposed they are online. Even clients of ours who think their online exposure is limited are shocked to find what we can quickly gather in under 10 minutes. It's just too easy these days.