So sorry this happened to you! Just reading the article gave me anxiety. Ugh. Glad you had your wits about you. HN seems to have sussed out the players, but if 4chan or the Reddit Army ever get wind of this, grab some popcorn because that takedown will be epic.
p.s. Couldn’t be less important, but I found a couple typoes on the article: “anyways” isn’t a word (no “-s”), and the caption for the photo above Red Flag #11 should be “paid” — again, couldn’t be less important, but as this article seems to be “on the rise”, I thought maybe that would help before it’s picked up by other outlets!