A Whitemarsh Township mom, Mindi Stein, recently received a phone call while at work which involved a man threatening the life of her daughter if she didn’t pay money to the caller.
As FOX29 reports, while she was initially frantic, the caller’s story didn’t add up as her daughter was home sick and hadn’t gone to school. At one point the caller used her daughter’s correct name and put a girl on the phone who claimed she was being thrown into a van.
Realizing that the story didn’t add up, Stein hung up and called the police. The police want people to be aware of this scam and it is believed that the culprit figured out the names from social media.
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