315-273-1209; Extortion Scam?

Last night while I was laying in bed trying to sleep, I received a text message from 315.273.1209. The text contained personal information about myself and family, and the scammers are threatening to send people to my house and chop me up and kill me unless I send them $2,500. They sent some pretty gruesome pictures of people with blood on their faces, and they were missing body parts.

I googled the number and found a message board with a bunch of people who received similar messages from the same number. Please, write in if you received any calls or texts from this number. I’d like to know how you dealt with it.

It might be worth mentioning that a day before I received this text, a woman called my phone asking for Father Don. I don’t know if the two are related but it seems coincidental.