UPDATE: The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance locating a missing girl.
Yue “Kandy” Liu, 17, was last seen on Friday, November 10, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., in the Yonge Street and Finch Avenue West area.
She is described as 5’6″, with a thin build, long black hair, and brown eyes. She was wearing a knee-length brown jacket, a white scarf, blue track pants, and black/white shoes.
Police are concerned for her safety, as she is believed to be another victim of a scam targeting Chinese students.
If located, please contact police immediately.
The Toronto Police Service is investigating a scam that is targeting Chinese nationals studying in Canada.
It is reported that:
- unknown person(s) are contacting Chinese students
- they are told to go into hiding or their family in China will be hurt
- they are also told not to use social media or cell phones
It is further reported that:
- these unknown person(s) then contact the students’ families in China
- they tell the family that their son or daughter has been kidnapped
- a demand for large ransom is made
The Toronto Police Service is requesting assistance locating these two missing people, whom investigators believe are victims of the scam.
Juanwen Zhang, 20, was last seen on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at 1:45 p.m., in the Yonge Street and Grenville Street area.
Ke “Jaden” Xu, 16, was last seen on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., in the Eglinton Avenue East and Midland Avenue area.
Police are concerned for their safety.
Anyone with information regarding these scams is asked to contact police at 416-808-5200 or 416-808-4100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.