FALSE WEBMAIL ALERT: Drug-soaked business cards; drug called Barunda
Received a webmail cautioning people not to accept business cards from strangers because a woman took one in a store parking lot, became weak and dizzy and unable to drive. Then she realized the man who gave her the card was following her, waiting for her to pass out. She narrowly escaped and later found out that there was a substance on the card that could have seriously injured her–a drug called ‘BURUNDANGA’ and it is used by people who wish to incapacitate a victim in order to rob them or rape them. The webmail was supposedly signed by a law enforcement officer named “Sgt. Gregory L. Joyner,” and included his title, address (Louisville, KY) and phone #s.
The webmail also included a detailed, convincing (but FALSE!) supposed Snopes quote (Snopes is the premiere source for the validating these webmails and urban myths) and confirmation that the information was legitimate–including suppposed link to the Snopes website that contained this verification.
It’s a dangerous trend to include a FALSE Snopes confirmation in these webmails….something I’ve seen before. Always double check with Snopes on your own, as I did, and found this webmail is false! Here’s the correct Snopes link re this webmail: http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/burundanga.asp
We all know not to click on any links in emails that are suspicious, right!