Did you that if you block your nose and close your eyes, it’s impossible to tell the difference between apple and potato?
For one man in a Yorkshire car park, it’s also difficult to tell the difference between an Apple iPad and a sack of potatos.
The man was approached by a swindler offering a brand new iPad for £200. When he got home, he discovered the iPad was nothing but a sack of spuds.
Police described the suspect was a chubby white man in his forties with an irish accent…and a sack of potatoes.
After the ipad made of wood and the one made of plexiglass, it looks like this scammer is trying to lift the standard for bait and switch scams.
Usually, con artists working the Advance Fee Fraud angle will promise untold wealth. This one, from Thea in Maryborough, promise something a lot more valuable…your life.
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 came to me and told me that he wants you dead and he provided me your names, photograph and other necessary information i 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, $5,000 is all you need to spend. You will first of all pay $3000 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 $2000. 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 urgent reply:
Mr Mohammed Salim
Special Killer of al Qaeda
After all, we all have enemies and skeletons in the closet. How many people can swear beyond all doubt that there isn’t someone out there who wants us dead?
Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, used to tell a story about just this.
[From "Storyettes," The Commercial Appeal [Memphis, Tennessee], 2 October 1897, Pg. 7, Col. C.]
“A friend of his who had often been told that there is a skeleton in the cupboard of every household, no matter how respectable that household may be; and he determined to put his opinion to a practical test. Selecting for the subject of this experiment a venerable archdeacon of the church, against whom the most censorious critic had never breathed a word, he went to the nearest postoffice [sic] and dispatched this telegram to the reverend gentleman: “All is discovered! Fly at once!” The archdeacon disappeared and has never been heard of since. “
-From “Storyettes,” The Commercial Appeal [Memphis, Tennessee], 2 October 1897, Pg. 7, Col. C.
Anyone want you dead?
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