We've gotten used to the idea that the widows of deceased Nigerian Generals are going to make us rich, but this is the first time I've received a message along these lines.
I can see how something like this might be a little scary to somebody who is new to the internet and doesn't realize how many con-artists are operating out there. (Partial lines etc. are as received.)
This is the only way I could contact you for now,I want you to be very
careful about this and keep this secret with you until I make out space for us to see. You have no need of knowing who I am or where I am from.I know this may sound very surprising to you but it's the situation.i have been paid some ransom in advance to terminate you with some reasons listed to me by my employer.It's someone I believe you call a friend, I have followed you closely for a while now 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 might be pushed to do what I have been paid to do.Besides, this is the 1st 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 will arrange for us to see face to face,but before that, I need $8000. I will come to your home or you determine where you wish we meet;I repeat, do not arrange for the cops and if you play hard to get, it will be extended to your family.Do not set any camera to cover us 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 $4000 first,which will serve as guarantee that you are ready to co-operate,then one of my boys will deliver a copy of the video tape to you that contains his request for me to terminate you(I tape recorded our conversation),which will be enough evidence for you to take any legal action against him.i advice you be fast about this before he employs another person for the job. You will pay the balance of $4000 once you receive the tape.
Warning; do not contact the police, make sure you stay indoors once it is 7.30pm 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
Note:I will advise you keep this to yourself alone, not even a friend or a family member should know about it because it could be one of them. contact me for now on this e mail: email@example.com
So c'mon now, which of you decided to put a contract out on me?
I reckon it's got to be one of those Chicago guys.....