I can´t believe what just happened, not 20 minutes ago a man called my father to tell him that they had kidnapped my sister and were going to kill her if he didn`t pay $20000, in the background he could hear a woman crying and beging for her life. My dad almost fainted right there, he started shouting and begging not to hurt her... thats when my husband and I (we all work together in the same clinic) listened to the commotion, so while my husband try to calm my father I tried to get in touch with my sister, is not easy cause she is in a little town in the Andes for one year doing her medical rural service that only has electricity and running water for a couple of hours a day, thank God she has a satellite phone.
She answered, she was perfectly fine (she was cooking dinner) and had no idea what was going on.
We are all shaking, we dont know what just happened, I think is a new theft mode, they were ready to accept what dad had in that very moment (no even close to $20000), they gave him a womans name and ask him to send the money through Western Union.
We called the police, not that we expect them to find anything, and know we are worried, why they chose my dad? Did they know that my sister is not easily contacted? that she is away?
I know my country is not the safest in the world but this is awful, I feel very unsafe at the moment.