We all know them: e-mails written in crooked English, in which con men try to steal money from you. Fraud with bad cheques usually is the case. But now an email has appeared in which B&B owners are being threatened with death. If you receive one of these mails, Bed & Breakfast Europe advises you to alert the police.
In the email, the sender pretends to be a hitman; a person who kills for money. His next assignment: to kill the B&B owner. “I took pity on you that is why I have made up my mind to help you if you are willing to help yourself. Now listen I need just 5,000 euros and you have to send it through bank transfer.
Of course you must not take this email seriously. But still, it’s a threat letter. That’s why we advise you to alert the police in case you receive the email. It will be difficult to find the sender, that’s for sure. But reporting this email at least helps to determine the scale of the problem.
Earlier entrepreneurs in the USA received the email; news network CNN paid attention to it. You can watch the video here on YouTube. Below you can read the complete tekst of the email.
This is the only way I could contact you for now. I want you to be very careful about this and keep this message with you. You have no need of knowing who I am or where I come from. I know this may sound very surprising to you but its the situation.
I have been paid some ransom in advance to terminate your life with some reasons listed to me by my employer. Its someone I believe you call a friend. I have followed you closely for a while now, both as you go in and out of your hotel and have seen that you are innocent of the accusations he leveled against you.
Do not contact the police or try to send a copy of this to them because if you do, I will know and I might be pushed to do what I have been paid to do. Besides, this is the first time I turn out to be a betrayer in my job. I took pity on you that is why I have made up my mind to help you if you are willing to help yourself.
Now listen I need just 5,000 euros and you have to send it through bank transfer. I repeat do not arrange for the cops and if you play hard to get, it will be extended to your family. Do not attempt to monitor me or set up any tape to record our conversation. My employer is in my control now.
Payment details will be provided for you to make a part payment of 3,000 euros first which will serve as guarantee that you are ready to co-operate. Then I will post a copy of the video tape that contains his request for me to terminate you which will be enough evidence for you to take any legal action against him before he employs another person for the job. You will pay the balance of 2,000 euros once you receive the tape.
WARNING: Do not contact the police or share this with anyone, not even a friend or a family member should know about it because it could be one of them. Make sure you stay indoors once it is 7.30 pm until this whole thing is sorted out. If you neglect any of these warnings, you will have yourself to blame. You do not have much time, so get back to me immediately.