Published: Mon, November 13, 2017
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Missing teens feared victim of Chinese student scam found

Missing teens feared victim of Chinese student scam found

Yue (Kandy) Liu, 17, was one of three Chinese nationals studying in Canada that police said went after becoming targets of a kidnapping scam.

The student turned up Saturday afternoon after disappearing on Wednesday. Police havent said where the boy was found.

Loved ones notified police that the students were missing, De Kloet said.

And Ke (Jaden) Xu, 16, who was last seen in on November 9, was located on Monday morning in Ontario.

Liu was last seen on Friday in the Yonge Street and Finch Avenue W area.

These people then contact the students' families in China, telling them their child has been kidnapped and demand a large ransom.

“A period of time went by and they ended up turning on their phones and were inundated with messages telling them it was a scam and to call police, ” Sidhu said.

Zhang was last seen in the area of Yonge and Grenville Streets while Xu was last seen around Eglinton Avenue East and Midland Avenue, according to CBC News.

Investigators say Juan Wen Zhang, 20, who went missing on November 8 in Toronto was located on Saturday in Montreal.

"She is described as 5'6", with a thin build, long black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information regarding these scams is asked to contact police at 416-808-5200 or 416-808-4100 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

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