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I received this in an email on my company email account.

HELLO WHAT EVER YOU THINK YOU ARE:

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 informations 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 Ididn't tell him what I w anted 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, $11,000 is
all you need to spend You will first of all pay $6,000 then I will send a
tape to you which i recorded every discusion i had with the person who
wanted you dead and as soon as you get the tape, you will pay the
remaining $5,000. 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 T HEN YOU CAN USE IT TO TAKE ANY LEGAL ACTION. GOOD LUCK AS I
AWAIT YOUR REPLY

I realize this is a scam and I am not worried about it personally. It does trouble me that there are people that may receive this and become terrified. My mother would be a perfect example. I contacted the local police hoping that if enough complaints are made some sort of action might take place.
 

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If it originates from the US something may happen. Otherwise, probably not.
 

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^^^^^^^^^^
What he said.
 

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I'd reply and invite them to come for me.
:evil:
 

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I'd have some fun with. Play along and try and waste some of their time. See where they want the money sent etc. If you can some people to work with you on it maybe one of you can crack their skull open.

419eater.com is kind of neat site giving accounts of people who scam the scammers.

I've never had any success with law enforcement on anything, so I wouldn't count on that dream world scenario.
 

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Oh man... I'd LOVE to get this one and begin playing with them to waste their time and piss them off!
 

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Dude, I think it's not a scam.............I think the're really after you :panic:

I think you should pay :panic:
 

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I checked out the 419eater.com site. That does look like fun. I was hoping to mess with them with help from law enforcement (I know that will never happen) to help locate them. I can't imagine what it would take to track down the person involved though. Maybe I should share the email address with everyone here so we can all give them some grief.
 

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$11,000 NO EFFING WAY. $2.27 and a half eaten twinky, that's all I've got. Take it or leave it.
 

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The killer would probably get more responses if he priced it at "only $10,999!"

I learned that in marketing. :nanner2:

Tom
 

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You could report this to the FBI -- Internet Fraud Division (look it up).

I made a report one time. I talked with an FBI agent on the phone for a while. They deal with scams like this all the time. The interesting thing I got out of the conversation was that they spend a very large fraction of their time (at the time I called) tracking down people who sell the same non-existant car 10 or 12 times on eBay ;)
 

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Yep. You should.
I probably would have never read a message like that in the first place. If I read the first line or two, I would stop, click the "Spam" button in my email client, and forgotten about it.

If you or anyone else decides to respond, your email address will then be in the hands of a spammer, and most likely, other spammers.
 

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I probably would have never read a message like that in the first place. If I read the first line or two, I would stop, click the "Spam" button in my email client, and forgotten about it.

If you or anyone else decides to respond, your email address will then be in the hands of a spammer, and most likely, other spammers.
I have an email address dedicated to responding to crap like this/giving to stupid websites I need to register with (not this one Randy :))/etc. Would never respond from a "real" address.
 
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