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Posted on | February 13, 2008 | Comments Off

OK, we all know and love SPAM and we even get a few laughs from the old Nigerian scam as well as the ‘you won $300,000,000′ e-mail. However, the following e-mail arrived on one of the e-mail servers that I administer:


I am very sorry for you Xxxxxx, is a pity that this is how your life is going to end as soon as you don’t comply. As you can see there is no need of introducing myself to you because I don’t have any business with you, my duty as I am mailing you now is just to KILL you and I have to do it as I have already been paid for that. Someone you call a friend wants you Dead by all means, and the person have spent a lot of money on this, the person also came to us and told me that he wanted you dead and he provided us with your name ,picture and other necessary information’s we needed about you. So I sent my boys to track you down and they have carried out the necessary investigation needed for the operation on you, and they have done that but I told them not to kill you that I will like to contact you and see if your life is Important to you or not since their findings shows that you are innocent. I called my client back and ask him of your email address which I didn’t tell him what I wanted to do with it and he gave it to me and I am using it to contact you now. As I am writing to you now my men are monitoring you and they are telling me everything about you.

Now do you want to LIVE OR DIE? As someone has paid us to kill you. Get back to me now if you are ready to pay some fees to spare your life, $15,000 is all you need to spend You will first of all pay $8,000 then I will send a tape to you which i recoeded every discusion i hade with the person who wanted you dead and as soon as you get the tape, you will pay the remaining $7,000. If you are not ready for my help, then I will carry on with my job straight-up. WARNING: DO NOT THINK OF CONTACTING THE POLICE OR EVEN TELLING ANYONE BECAUSE I WILL KNOW.REMEMBER, SOMEONE WHO KNOWS YOU VERY WELL WANT YOU DEAD! I WILL EXTEND IT TO YOUR FAMILY, INCASE I NOTICE SOMETHING FUNNY. DO NOT COME OUT ONCE IT IS 7:PM 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 VIA
Email: (e-mail address at gmail)

I have to say that I didn’t laugh at this one. I traced the e-mail back to a mail server in Mexico, but couldn’t dig up any useful information on it. Weird thing was that there was very little information forged the header. Either they are really stupid about that, or they aren’t afraid of being found out in a foreign country.

We have called our local police and filed a report and have also notified google that the gmail address they are using is for criminal purposes. Not that google will do anything about it. The police say that although a crime has been commited, there is no way to identify the criminal at this point, so that will be dead end.

So if any of you get this, don’t worry about it. You don’t have any friends that are willing to pay good money to knock you off.

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