Death Threat Spam

Spam had actually slowed down a bit when that bad old bot net was taken off line. But it’s back with a vengeance. The congealed sludge river of spam now flows at its normal pace and mailboxes are clogged with amazing ease again. Efforts continue to shut down the command and control servers, but this is the Internet equivalent of playing whack-a-mole. There will always be somebody willing to host this ridiculous activity because there is money involved. And there are millions of compromised machines out there because too many folks are too stupid to operate their computers safely (for themselves and others). So the casino spam, the at home typer spam, the mortgage spam, the Nigerian scam spam,  the debt liquidation spam, the boob enlargement spam… all of it is now flowing at full force. Got a new one today in 12 of my mailboxes. A new level of gross:

I felt very sorry and bad for you, that your life is going to end like this if you don’t comply, i was paid to eliminate you and I have to do it  within 10 days.

Someone you call your 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 us that he wants you dead and he provided us your names, photograph and other necessary information we needed about you. If you are in doubt with this I will send you your name and where you are residing in my next mail.

Meanwhile, I have sent my boys to track you down and they have carried out the necessary investigation needed for the operation, but I ordered them to stop for a while and not to strike immediately because I just felt something good and sympathetic about you. I decided to contact you first and know why somebody will want you dead by all means. Right now my men are monitoring you, their eyes are on you, and even the place you think is safer for you to hide might not be.

Now do you want to LIVE OR DIE? It is up to you. Get back to me now if you are ready to enter deal with me, I mean life trade, who knows, and I might just spear your life, $8,000 is all you need to spend. You will first of all pay
$3,000 then I will send the tape of the person that want you dead to you and when the tape gets to you, you will pay the remaining $5,000. If you are not ready for my help, then I will have no choice but to carry on the assignment after all I have already being paid before now.

Warning: do not think of contacting the police or even tell anyone because I will extend it to any member of your family since you are aware that somebody want you dead, and the person knows some members of your family as well.

For your own good I will advise you not to go out once is 7pm until I make out time to see you and give you the tape of my discussion with the person who want you dead then you can use it to take any legal action. Good luck as I await your
reply to this e-mail contact:( akajackbrown1960@gmail.com )

Mr.Jack Brown.


3 Responses to “Death Threat Spam”

  1. 1 Lance Zechinato
    November 29, 2008 at 11:54 am

    I got this one this morning, too. Wow, a new low for evil spam. Problem is, somebody out there is certainly going through very difficult times, possibly and ugly divorce, or whatever. This email is aimed at people who just happen to feel very vulnerable at the moment. I felt so disgusted that I sent out a warning to a group of friends, and I NEVER do that kind of thing. Most spam is obvious. This one, though obvious to most, but really alarm somebody who truly has temporary or permanent enemies and feels very vulnerable. Thanks for posting it!

  2. November 29, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    It really is sad. Spammers and scammers have always used coercive techniques to try and ply their trade. That this is actually a crime (death threats, conspiracy, extortion) is almost irrelevant. That somebody *will* fall for it… more’s the pity.

  3. December 1, 2008 at 2:37 am

    Yikes! That’s the freakiest spam I’ve seen yet.

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