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A CYNICAL LOOK AT THE DAILY GRIND

Thursday, October 04, 2007

E-MAIL HIT MAN

A Manchester man was given the ultimate e-mail ultimatum: Send me $8,000 and I won't kill you.

Harry Whitworth, 72, received an e-mail from a man named Eddy at justeddy1@bellsouth.net, who claimed he would forget about executing the hit he was hired to do on the elderly man if he would send at least $4,000 in good faith.



If Whitworth agreed to cooperate, the e-mailer said he would send him a video-tape of his employer contracting the kill on the retired accountant.

The e-mail, which contained a multitude of grammatical and typographical errors, requested that Whitworth respond to a different e-mail address: edyy99@sify.com, but does not give specific instructions on how the money should be delivered.

Whitworth said he believes the e-mail is just another attempt to scam senior citizens, but called local police anyway who advised him to contact the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office, the State Attorney General or the Secret Service.

Hum, I wonder what happened to "serve and protect?"

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2 Comments:

Anonymous can't refuse this one said...

cool!

Thu Oct 04, 08:15:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

Were there any emoticons? You know, smiley or sad faces or perhaps the evil wink :}, :{, ;{

Fri Oct 05, 11:18:00 AM  

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