Somebody Sending Creepy Threatening Texts to PGW Employees

On Wednesday, according to police, a Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) employee received a text from an unknown number on his company cell phone telling him that a family member had been involved in a car crash and had been taken hostage by the sender of the message.

When the victim dialed the provided number, an unknown male informed the victim that the family member would be killed if he did not wire $1,500 USC through Western Union to a male in New York.

But when police located the family member in question, he/she was “unharmed, and completely unaware of the incident.” Either this is a bad case of Stockholm Syndrome or somebody is sending fake hostage threats to PGW employees. And it looks like it’s the latter, considering two other PGWers got the same text.