Today I got an email from a hired assassin, who told me he( or she) was paid $15,000 to kill me, but if I contacted him, I could pay a FIRST installment of $5,000 and I would get a tape that would identify the person who hired him. Now I checked out the name on the email address (email@example.com) , Ayinde Bukola, a Nigerian that I found on Facebook as well as a few eDate sites. Seems like a nice kid, likes music, looking for a serious relationship, maybe marriage. It's very likely that his name has been used and his email hacked.
This kind of "Pay us or we'll kill you" spam has been around for at least about 5 years, most of them originating from Russia. So what do you do if you get this? If they don't address you by name, or know any personal stuff about you, just delete it. If the email contains any info, like your name, address, phone, etc, you should report it to the Police, and the
Here is a snopes article about these types of "hit man" scams:
Or you could call:
Here is the email, complete with the logo and pictures of weapons included:
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/ASSASSINATE 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 want you dead and he provided us
with your name ,picture and other necessary information's 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 you email address which I didn't tell him what I wanted 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 the sum of $15,000usd to
kill you and we are willing to tell you that you have to pay us the
sum of $5,000usd for the first payment so we can
legit your attention so we can forward the tape to you we
shall send it through DHl or FedEx for you
to view the video and discussion between both of us okay.
Get back to me now if you are ready to
pay some fees to spare your life,
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 TELL ANYONE
BECAUSE I WILL KNOW. REMEMBER, SOMEONE WHO KNOWS YOU VERY WELL
WANT YOU DEAD! I WILL EXTEND IT TO YOUR FAMILY, IN CASE I NOTICE
DO NOT COME OUT ONCE IT IS 6:16PM UNTIL I MAKE OUT TIME TO SEE YOU
AND GIVE YOU THE TAPE OF MY DISCUSSION WITH THE PERSON WHO WANT YOU
DEAD AFTER YOU HAVE COMPLIED WITH MY DEMANDS, THEN YOU CAN USE IT TO
TAKE ANY LEGAL ACTION..
GOOD LUCK AS I AWAIT YOUR REPLY
ATTENTION: IF YOU THINK YOU ARE SMARTER THAN US, YOU CAN GIVE US A
TRY DON'T REPLY US BACK AND SEE WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO YOU IN THE NEXT
TWO DAYS I PROMISE YOU, YOU WILL BE DEAD.
THE GREAT ASSASSIN GROUP OF EXHIBITION...............