Norway Norway - Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik, 68, kidnapped, cryptocurrency ransom demanded, Oslo, 31 Oct 2018

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  1. scandinavian girl

    scandinavian girl Well-Known Member

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    Polisens råd: ”Betala ingen lösensumma” | SvD

    Svenska Dagbladet, Sweden. today 10.48 am.

    LE:s advice, Don´t pay any ransome money

    quoted and translated snippet:

    "suspected to have been removed from within the bathroom in the couple's residence, VG states. According to information, there should not have been traces of burglary or video recording from the occasion"

    Due to the Mcstay trial I haven´t heard any of this but will snoop around the articles to look for updates. This is just wat I caught with a quick search.
     
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  2. scandinavian girl

    scandinavian girl Well-Known Member

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  3. cybervampira

    cybervampira Well-Known Member

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    Kidnappers demand £8 million ransom for wife of one of Norway's richest men after disappearance | Daily Mail Online

    [...]

    Tommy Broske at the Eastern Police District said the way Mrs Falkevik Hagen was abducted suggested 'that these are professional offenders'.

    Police added that officers do not know if she is being held in the same place since her kidnap or has been taken outside of Norway.

    [...]

    Many Norwegian media outlets knew of Mrs Falkevik Hagen's disappearance but did not publish any details after the police warned against publicising the kidnap over fears the attackers would harm the victim.

    There is no evidence Mrs Falkevik Hagen has been harmed since she disappeared, but officers have also not received any 'proof of life', police said.

    Broske added during an appeal for help to the public: 'A ransom demand and serious threats have been issued. We have not known anything comparable in this country.

    'Our main theory is that the victim was kidnapped by unidentified perpetrators at her home.

    'We need information, and that is why we now go out into the media.

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  4. JerseyGirl

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  5. MissEhrmann

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    I´m in Norway and have been following the news channel all day and I have not heard anything about any proof of life after she disappeared.
     
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  6. Tortoise

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    How did they know it was a kidnapping back in October if the ransom demand was only received recently? It's a bit much to stay quiet for over two months if your wife goes missing.
     
  7. cybervampira

    cybervampira Well-Known Member

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    They knew right away, they just kept a low profile...
     
  8. Tortoise

    Tortoise Well-Known Member

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    Ah thanks cyber! I thought the ransom demand only just came in. :)
     
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    Worth 200 million... yeah I think i would cough up that 9 mil for my spouse.
     
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    Elainera Well-Known Member

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    They should ask for proof of life, isn't that how they do it usually?

    9 million Euro is an odd figure. I wonder why. Easily split into three?
     
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    It’s been 3 mo. Highly doubtful it plays out well. I have to imagine it would seem impossible to the kidnappers that he would suddenly pay up. So what motivation would they have to both continue to hold her captive, yet keep her alive?
     
  12. Vail

    Vail Justice for Kara & Jessica

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    I would certainly want to, yet there is a risk that this is a terrorist cell and the last thing anyone wants is for them to get 9 millon euro. Hopefully it is not anything close, and Anne is returned.
     
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    Ah, thanks Cyber... I was thinking they had heard something. Darn! The language translations are probably quite cumbersome.
     
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    So how easy is it to turn €9m of crytpocurrency into real money without raising eyebrows?

    If this had gone to plan and a ransom was paid the next day (Nov 1), I reckon it'd only be worth €4.5m now if it was kept in the cryptocurrency. It has dropped by almost 50 percent.

    Monero (XMR) Historical Data | CoinMarketCap
     
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  15. Elainera

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    I wonder when they last heard from the abductors. It was said there was only limited communication but when was the last contact? Or did I miss it?
     
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  17. Chiatos

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    This is such sad news. I hope the lady is doing well and that she will be released soon.

    In this item you can read about 10 other similar kidnappings in which crypto currency was asked as ransom (all of which ended well for the kidnapped):
    Flere kidnappinger med krav om løsepenger i kryptovaluta
     
  18. whitelilac

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    Looking for 3 people seen on video :

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Norwegian police investigating the believed abduction of millionaire Tom Hagen’s wife released Thursday two surveillance videos taken outside the businessman’s office on the day she disappeared.

    Police called for the three people seen in the Oct. 31 video to get in touch. Hagen’s 68-year-old wife, Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen, disappeared that day and police believe she has been abducted.

    Chief police investigator Tommy Broeske said one of the men was seen walking on a road before turning around and going back down the road immediately. Police wanted to speak to the man, as well as another person walking on the same road and a passing cyclist.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/worl...0cd4f7926f2_story.html?utm_term=.edef532fd3a0
     
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  19. Elainera

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    Mmh. Color me puzzled :confused: Why do they want to speak to people who were passing by the husband's office? Do they think they were ensuring the husband did not go home at the time the kidnapping was planned? Or do they think the husband was involved? What could these men possibly contribute to shed some light on Anne's disappearance?
     
  20. Lorrie

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    Yes, the police think they was ensuring that the husband was not home @Elainera...
     

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