Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Rinna has reported that she had a horrific scare Tuesday that has changed her life. Scammers called RHOBH Rinna and said that they had kidnapped her daughter.
According to Entertainment Tonight, Rinna took to Twitter to recall the harrowing experience but soon deleted the tweets.
“We had the most terrifying phone call happen today. People should be aware of these scam terrorists calling saying they have your child,” the 52-year-old actress and reality star wrote in a series of tweets. “They put a child crying on the phone saying ‘mom help me please’ and then they try and extort money and say they will kill your child. It is the worst scariest nightmare and it must stop now.”
She also reported that the FBI are now involved, which might be one reason why the tweets were deleted.
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The stranger threatened to kill her daughter unless she came up with an undisclosed amount of money. Luckily, according to x17online, Lisa Rinna’s daughters with actor Harry Hamlin, Delilah and Amelia, were never in any danger and are now home with their parents. Rinna says the whole experience was also upsetting for her daughters.
“I took those posts down because they freaked my daughter out too much. Those of you who saw them it was a very real scam. Be aware,” she explained.
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Rinna explains that she shared the whole struggle to make other parents aware that this is a scam that really does happen and that she believes information is power.
And on the set of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the Daily Mail is reporting that Rinna is getting to know new housewife Erika Jayne. The two were recently seen shopping together out and about in Los Angeles. Jayne is replacing Brandi Glanville and Kim Richards who both got the boot last season. It is still unclear whether Jayne will be part of the full-time cast on this season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, or if she will just be featured on the series. Either way, she has been seen shooting with both Rinna and Eileen Davidson.
Do you understand why Lisa Rinna of RHOBH was so upset? What would you do if you got that phone call?
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