I received a disturbing bit of email the other day. Searching for it I found very little information so I thought I’d post it as I’m sure I’m not the only person that got it.
From: BLOOD BLOOD (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: SOMEONE YOU CALL YOUR FRIEND, WANTS YOU DEAD.
SOMEONE YOU CALL YOUR FRIEND, WANTS YOU DEAD.
I felt very sorry and bad for you, that your life is going to end like this if you don’t comply, i was paid to eliminate you and I have to do it within 10 days.
Someone you call your friend wants you dead by all means, and the person have spent a lot of money on this, the person came to us and told us that he wants you dead and he provided us your names, photograph and other necessary information we needed about you. If you are in doubt with this I will send you your name and where you are residing in my next mail.
Meanwhile, I have sent my boys to track you down and they have carried out the necessary investigation needed for the operation, but I ordered them to stop for a while and not to strike immediately because I just felt something good and sympathetic about you. I decided to contact you first and know why somebody will want you dead by all means. Right now my men are monitoring you, their eyes are on you, and even the place you think is safer for you to hide might not be.
Now do you want to LIVE OR DIE? It is up to you. Get back to me now if you are ready to enter deal with me, I mean life trade, who knows, and I might just spear your life, $8,000 is all you need to spend. You will first of all pay $3,000 then I will send the tape of the person that want you dead to you and when the tape gets to you, you will pay the remaining $5,000. If you are not ready for my help, then I will have no choice but to carry on the assignment after all I have already being paid before now.
Warning: do not think of contacting the police or even tell anyone because I will extend it to any member of your family since you are aware that somebody want you dead, and the person knows some members of your family as well.
For your own good I will advise you not to go out once is 7pm until I make out time to see you and give you the tape of my discussion with the person who want you dead then you can use it to take any legal action. Good luck as I await your reply to this e-mail contact: email@example.com
With such a threat like that I had to respond. So I did to the gmail given in the letter and to the address who sent the letter, firstname.lastname@example.org.
I want to put this behind me as soon as possible I will meet you at walmart with the money.
About 19 hours later I got this response:
From: ASSASSIN ASSASSIN (email@example.com)
Subject: Attention John Honeck, [with the comma]
Attention John Honeck,
you only have three days to send this money because time is not on my side I am now in the state together with my boys so you don’t need to delay this payment for any reason I don’t just want to west your life with reason but if you can not comply then bye. I will locate you where ever you are it will only take me 24 hours to get you.
You can send this money direct to my local boys in Benin via western union money transfer.
Receivers name. IGWAZE SAMUEL.
Country. Benin. [map]
Address Cotonou Benin republic.
Question. What is my name?
You should send the money via western union money transfer amount 3000 any delay that you apply on this will be on your own risk. And I will guarantee you that as soon as you send this money the person that sends me to this job will be on danger because I don’t want to west you but any delay on sending this money will affect your life and your family because that is my job. As soon as you send the money I will send you the tape of my conversation with this person that sends me for this job.
From the generally nice closing of “bye bye” I guess my would be killer is warming up to me, hopefully we can strike a deal. I’m not sure if anyone is actually reading my emails so I replied this time with:
I have washed the elephant with cheese, please see how it glows.
I am awaing William Yahman’s response to that. I’ll have to let you know if they do in fact come for me. Google was unable to calculate driving directions for me to make a personal visit. Bummer.
More updates to come…