a few hours ago i got a call from a number, 716 598 2872, with two men on the other line. they said there had been an accident, my dad damaged their car, they had him hostage (bound and gagged) with a gun to his head and i needed to send them $2,000 immediately or they would shoot him. i couldn’t hang up the phone either, or they would shoot him. i asked to speak to him and they said i could when i transferred them the money. i said “i don’t have $2,000, how’s $300” and they accepted that pretty quickly, which seemed like a decent indicator that it was scammy.
via fb messaging i got in touch with a good friend, who got in touch with my sister, and the two of them contacted the police and my dad, where i learned that a) my dad was fine and sitting in his apartment writing, and b) this has been happening to a bunch of people around new york, always with the same story about an accident and a kidnapping.
SO if this happens to you, know what’s up. i can’t remember the last time i was so terrified and it was extremely unpleasant, so i guess let people know that this is happening/if it happens to you know that everything is probably ok
spent roughly an hour last night talking to a 27 year old male stand-up comedian about pretty little liars