Death Threat Spam

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This is a new one on me. Some 419 confidence scammers are switching to death threats.

I started receiving these emails yesterday:

To: undisclosed-recipients:;
From: therawradio [at] satx [dot] rr [dot] com
Subject: BE VERY CAREFUL
Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2008 04:00:49 +0100
Reply-to: mohammedyakubu2008 [at] gmail [dot] com

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 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 your 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 to kill you.  Get back to me now if you
are ready to pay some fees to spare your life, $10,000 is all you need
to spend You will first of all pay $5,000 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 THEN
YOU CAN USE IT TO TAKE ANY LEGAL ACTION. GOOD LUCK AS I AWAIT YOUR REPLY .

GET BACK TO ME:mohammedyakubu2008 [at] gmail [dot] com

I wonder if the FBI would have any added imperative to investigate these due to the death threat. I suspect not; the threat seems incredible.

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I just got this one today.

I just got this one today. Sent to my work email.

I actually got a call for

I actually got a call for "Mohammed". I laughed at him!! :D:D

What, do these clowns think we're stupid?

Me Too!

I just got this one as well today. I am still alive!

NPR story about this

I haven't gotten any myself yet. NPR had a story about this a couple of weeks ago.

no like Linux

Rats, wish I could listen.

The NPR stuff doesn't stream under Linux with Firefox 2.0 and Flash Player 9. :(

HA HA HA

I just got this one today. had to laugh. the nigera scam isnt working anymore so they resolve to this....I sent it to the local authorities who are running the IP address on it...

love it

jeez.. you get everything good, even good spam!

Yep, I got this one today.

Yep, I got this one today. At first I was a little worried and I did have it reported. But the officer that came showed how to figure out it was a scam. What a ridiculous way to get money out of people. He said that some people will actually fall for this scam. Too bad.

stupid scammers....

I just got home not long ago and logged onto my email only to find this...what a bunch of retards....

Got my first death threat today

I do hope they find the people sending these out. Sure we know they're scams but how many people don't? What I noticed though is that they don't say HOW you're supposed to get the money to them? Mine gave an email address of deadlykiller60 [at] yahoo [dot] es but I ran a check and it's not a valid email so how do they expect to get paid? Idiots!

Sadly Many are Gullible

I got this same message today and had a good laugh, but many believe every idiotic thing they see. I wondered too though, how exactly does this pay off, since you can't reply to the sender, an obviously spoofed address? Most likely it's being sent by kids just for the fun rather than anyone truly expecting a payoff.

Family Threatened

My husband got an alternative form of this message today. His asked for $15,000 and also threatened his family. It said that if he went to the police they could take it out on his family.
Very sick people.