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Alarming phone call of woman crying, claiming to be kidnapped is a hoax

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CLARK COUNTY, WA (KPTV) -

A Clark County woman received an alarming phone call. The woman on the other end was crying and claiming that she had been kidnapped.

A man was heard in the background demanding money and threatening to kill the woman.

Investigators said the call is a hoax.

The Clark County Sheriff's Office said the call originated from the phone number 656-322-5468. There have been numerous complaints online in connection with that number from across the country.

Deputies said it's not clear if the hoax call is an attempt to scam people out of money or to create unnecessary public alarm.

Anyone who receives a call from that number is advised to hang up immediately, as it is considered a scam or a hoax.

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