Sunday, July 01, 2007

When greed fails, next try fear

This arrived in my email today. It's the dawn of a new scam-era. The Sengalese Bank Account era has ended. The Tony Soprano Hit Payoff era has begun. Long live the scam!

Subject: get back to me immediately

This is the only way I could contact you for now, I want you to be very careful about this and keep this secret with you until I make out space for us to see. You have no need of knowing who I am or where I am from.

I know this may sound very surprising to you but it's the situation. I have been paid some ransom in advance to terminate you with some reasons listed to me by my employer. It's someone I believe you call a friend, I have followed you closely for a while now and have seen that you are innocent of the accusations he leveled against you.

Do not contact the police or try to send a copy of this to them,because if you do, I will know,and might be pushed to do what I have been paid to do. Besides, this is the 1st time I turn out to be a betrayer in my job. I took pity on you,that is why I have made up my mind to help you if you are willing to help yourself.

Now listen,I will arrange for us to see face to face,but before that, I need $8000.

I will come to your home or you determine where you wish we meet; I repeat, do not arrange for the cops and if you play hard to get, it will be extended to your family.Do not set any camera to cover us or set up any tape to record our conversation, my employer is in my control now.

Payment details will be provided for you to make a part payment of $4000 first,which will serve as guarantee that you are ready to co-operate,then one of my boys will deliver a copy of the video tape to you that contains his request for me to terminate you(I tape recorded our conversation),which will be enough evidence for you to take any legal action against him.i advice you be fast about this before he employs another person for the job. You will pay the balance of $4000 once you receive the tape.

Warning; do not contact the police, make sure you stay indoors once it is 7.30pm until this whole thing is sorted out,if you neglect any of these warnings, you will have yourself to blame. You do not have much time,so get back to me immediately

Note:I will advise you keep this to yourself alone, not even a friend or a family member should know about it because it could be one of them. Contact me for now on this e mail:

Good Luck.



Carl said...

I can't believe you jeopardize yourself this way. This person obviously means business.

skelly said...

The thing that always amazes me is that people actually fall for these things !

skelly said...

Although there is a really nice nigerian lady who emailed me and bless her her husband has just died and she just needs somewhere to hide his assets from the nasty government. I mean you wouldnt lie about your husband dieing so it must be true.

YC said...

Yeah, who would lie about that? I am pretty sure that this thing i got is actually not a scam too - i mean, isnt it against the law to threaten someone with murder should they fail to pay you a sum of money? So, who would make that up? This must be real. Yeah.

Anonymous said...

okay, yc, since you wanted to make sure everyone knew that you were the 'original' user of barbies in your post (your post was much different than mine and mine was, let's face it, funnier), I want you to know that just a mere two weeks ago, if that (i can't add or subtract), I posted about some spam I had received and LOOKY, here you are doing the same thing. Check out my post, everyone--the ORIGINAL SQUIRREL! THE SQUIRREL IS THE QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE AND THE SOURCE OF ALL THAT IS GOOD AND LOUD! I can even add an html link because I AM THE QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE!

YC said...

Sorry sweetie, but you're about a year too late. Read it and WEEP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:

Anonymous said...

Fuck--susan just told me. Well, it doesn't count because I wasn't blogging then AND i wasn't reading YOU! And, I'm still Queen because you still can't figure out how to make a clickable link. I know I will only have to bitch at you for that a couple more times before you go and learn how.

YC said...

I categorically refuse to learn HTML. It's just so, I don't know...boring....yeah...boring. I am the Source of ALL THINGS, so I cannot be doing things that are boring.

And now, I must go to sleepybye. I have to do my practice at 6:30 a.m. tomorrow like the rest of the world.

Anonymous said...

6.30 practice? Why so late? html is not boring, it's fun and cool. Look at me! I can knit AND do html! I'm on fire, and you're asleep! I can barf all over your blog. BWWWWAAACCCCHHHH! (usually I do that to susan's blog)

smoore63001 said...

What did u do about this email? I got the same one. I think that something should be done and these people should get in trouble for sending out ransom demands on your life. In the world today who knows whats a scam and what isnt. Why should we all have to worry, look at what happen on 9-11, letting stuff like this go, just proves that 9-11 can happen again. People should not be aloud to threaten other people.

darkangelljj said...

I recieved 2 Emials today and spent most of the day trying to find out where this came. The first one I couldn't trace, The 2nd one I traced back to this site. And low and behold this is where I come to. How did this happen and why can't I trace the other one like I did this one. At first I was shook up and then the more time I spent searching it turned to anger. I am going to report it. And hopefully something can be done about it. I grew up where things like this really do happen and I have definately seen "too much" in my lifetime so this really hit a nerve. Still real curious on how and why it ended up at this sight.I highlighted the and did a search on it and this is what showed up:Yoga Chickie
From: Subject: get back to me immediately ... Contact me for now on this e mail: Good Luck. YC - 172k - Cached - More from this site - More like this
Then I went to that site and checked it out and this is where I ended up. Seeing the same letter.
It looks as though you sent it to me. ??

I then did the other email and this was the from information it showed and I did a search on this and A bunch of johnwilliams sites showed up, one that caught my was from My Space that the headliner reads "Hes got a shotgun, so go back home"
DEE CEE < johnnwillliams @ >

If you can find anything out please let me know. Thanks

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