Saturday, June 5, 2010

death threat?

This is obviously a scam from a teenager, Russian or Nigerian, but it still makes me roll my eyes. Bring it ON baby. NOT opening my check book to you buddy, you can pry it from my cold dead hands...and it will still be empty.
I wondered if I should send a copy to the state police, but they are NOT set up to easily take emails. I will save this email and if there are many more, bring it to the police.
Not really a solid command of Engrish gwammar here....

this is a copy of the email
"Hello

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 I might be pushed to do what I have been paid to do.Besides, this is the first 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 $30,000. 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 $15,000 first,which will serve as guarantee that you are ready to you co-orperate,then i will post a copy of the video tape that contains his request for me to terminate you which will be enough evidence for you to take any legal action against him before he employs another person for the job. You will pay the balance of $15,000 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.

Tick Tock."

6 comments:

Becky Jo said...

Seriously... I hate scammers, and hackers, and credit card thieves... and now blackmailers? Make it stop. Grr.... .

Brian said...

Here in NC, the state Attorney General -loves- to hear about stuff like this. You might send it along to your NY AG.

Liz said...

man, you are popular! But seriously, do they not realize artists hardly ever have that kind of cash.lol. I would still report it, its pretty personal.
I once had death threats from a guy who I juried for crafts council. His moldy wooden boxes weren't up to my standards for fine craft. He learned that 6 a.m on a saturday morning, over the phone is not the time to take me on.
I think cranky pants hangover lizzie scared the BLEEP outta him.

Reverend Awesome said...

Oh jeez. Yeah if there is somewhere to report it, report it. That's weirdorama.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

international f##king hobo PLOT is what it is....

Gary's third pottery blog said...

OK, I sent the NY AG an email. Weird sh!t....