Monday, December 20, 2010

Nigerian Email Scams Take a Strange Twist: Threat of Assassination

I get several Nigerian scam emails a day and generally mark them as "spam" without reading them.  The one I got yesterday, however, caught my attention with its strange new twist:  my assassination unless I pay up.

The writer pretends to be a hit man who has been hired to kill me, but this assassin will forgo the assignment if I pay him (or her) $9,000.  They will then reveal the identity of the party paying for my assassination so that I may turn them over to the police.  I was warned (me and the unidentified others on the email) that to disclose the contents of the email or to contact the police would result in my planned assassination going forward.

To show my contempt for this email, I am making its contents public.  That's it directly below.
Ann Wojcik
show details Dec 19 (1 day ago)

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 $9,000. 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 $3,000 first, which will serve as guarantee that you are ready to 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 $3,000 once you receive the tape.

Warning; do not contact the police, make sure you stay indoors once it is 7.30pm every day 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.

Reply Me To My Personal Email: CUTSYCAT@LIVE.COM


Stogie Jr said...

Hahahaha!!! I think Nigeria has over abundance of morons! Obviously this is due to entirely to much inbreeding!

Stogie said...

Their scams take a serious turn in this email. Now they are guilty not only of fraud, but of threatening death unless they are paid.

Amusing Bunni said...

Stogie, I agree, this is serious, and you should forward to your local police. It might not even be a nigerian, but a leftist.

BRO said...


Stogie said...

Bunni, the email was sent to "undisclosed recipients," so I am pretty sure it was just spam and scam.

Stogie said...

Bro, will do.

kate said...

Prenez garde à vous Stogie ! mais ces pays d'Afrique sont spécialistes des escroqueries.Mon fils voulait créer une petite société , dès qu'il a inscrit son nom à la chambre de commerce ,il a reçu une facture d'inscription de 100 euros . Il avait un doute ,(tous les frais sont gratuits la 1ère année),il est allé à la chambre de commerce et on lui a dit qu'un important réseau africain , aidé par des "taupes" internes aux chambres de commerces profitent des gens qui ne sont pas assez méfiants!La France donne du travail en priorité aux gens de la "diversité " et ils en profitent pour nous trahir dès qu'ils le peuvent !