Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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!