Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Did They Run Out of African Princes?

Oh wow! Normally I don't read my spam. Too many people giving away money from death African princes. But this one caught my attention. Isn't the red marked bit some sort of death-thread? I'm a down to earth guy, but I am probably not the only one receiving this one. I can imagine this freaks people out! Maybe it's time to forward this to the police, although most of these mails are sent from lousy internet-café's in Africa and the people are never tracable.


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-operate,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 $12000 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.

Regard

2 comments:

vonniej said...

What the..?
Seriously, this whole e-mail sounds like a death treath -albeit a very spammy one-, and if I were you I would forward it to the authorities immediately.
I'm sure this is pure stupid spam, but still.. I would tread cautiously if I were you. It's not everyday you get an email from a hit man telling you he was paid money to kill you.. (or at least, I don't get them daily)

daan said...

I got them almost daily last week. All written by different people, so many people want me dead!

I thought of sending them to the police, but then again, these people move on from internet cafe to internet cafe...