When a local hair stylist got a call during work last Friday, she was sure the voice she heard on the other end was her 27-year old daughter.
“It sounded exactly like her,” she said. “It sounded like she was on death’s door.”
The call came from a 407 area code. It wasn’t her daughter’s phone number, but because she typically let her battery die, she said it made perfect sense that she may be calling from someone else’s phone.
“She was saying, ‘Mom, I don’t know where I am. Help me. They beat me up. Come get me,’” the woman said.
A man, who identified himself as Victor, used a matter-of-fact delivery as he instructed her to wire $1,000 from a local Walmart to a Walmart in Puerto Rico.