Published: Mar 18, 2014 9:08 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, FL - A Lee county family, who asked not to be identified out of fear for their safety, tell WINK News they began receiving calls from someone in Mexico, telling them they had kidnapped the family's relatives and would begin "chopping them up" if they didn't send money, fast. "They asked for 10 thousand" one woman told WINK News. "But we told them we didn't have it and the ATM wont give out that much", the woman said. The woman says she and her local family members began calling the relatives in Mexico who they were told were abducted...there was no answer. The family wired the $350.00 they were able to collect and called the Lee county Sheriff's office. Investigators are working on the case, but refuse to give any details to the media citing the senitivity of the case.