Will You Miss Me?

 Posted by at 12:53 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 232018
 

From time to time I have shared some of the strange e-mails I receive. But the one I got last night, telling me that I am going to be dead in a couple of days, is a real winner. Here it is, cut and pasted into this blog:

I was thinking for a long time whether it’s worth writing this letter to you and decided that you have the right to know and advise you to take this seriously if you value own your life since this isn’t a joke or a scam. I’ll try to be as short as possible. I’ve got an order to kill you, because your activity causes trouble to some people. I have been studying you for a very time and decided to give you a second chance, despite specifics of my work, the rules of which don’t allow me that, as this will damage my ten year old reputation in some circles. So i decided to break a rule since this is my final order, at least i do hope so.

Ok, lets make this short now. I want you to pay the amount of 3200 usd. I only accept Bitcoin. Details how to forward this type of currency you will be able to google. Here are my payment info: 15SGZxBc8j5etG9Q457Kef2GAaedotkCkT

When i receive money – I will tell the name of the man order came from, plus all other information. You can use this evidence with your local enforcement authorities. I do not recommend you to call the police or make any other mistakes before that, you have a very little time and they will simply not have enough time to investigate this matter. You have only two days to make up your mind.

Note that replying to this email doesn’t make any sense, because i use one-time mailbox, i do care about my anonymity and i’ll contact you when i will receivefunds myself. I really do regret that you became my target.

I knew I wasn’t going to live forever, but I really had hoped to hang around at least a little bit longer. Will any of you miss me?

This couldn’t come at a more inopportune time for me, because I also received word yesterday that a nice man from Nigeria is depositing $50 million into my bank account this week. Now I’ll never live to spend it. My timing has always sucked.

I’m not really worried. I’ve been shot by professionals, and this guy doesn’t sound like a pro. I mean, what’s with all the typos and forgetting to capitalize words that need it? I’m a New York Times bestselling author. Don’t I at least deserve an assassin that can send a decently written demand note if he’s going to shake me down? Where’s the respect?

This is just one of many scam emails and phone calls that people get everyday all around the world. Why do these clowns keep sending crap like this out? Because there are fools who believe them. Just yesterday a friend of mine was telling me that a neighbor came to her door trembling and asked if she could take her to the bank, because she had just received a phone call from the IRS telling her that a deputy was coming to arrest her and she would be locked up for a year if she didn’t wire $1200 to them within an hour. My friend was able to talk her out of it, but you can bet that right now somebody somewhere is falling for one of these rip offs.



Maybe this letter is karma coming back to bite me in the butt. A couple of years ago I got a phone call from someone telling me that they were holding my son at gunpoint, and if I didn’t send them some money right then they were going to shoot him. I told them to go ahead and do it, because I never really liked him anyway. Afterward, I did call my son and apologized, but explained that money was pretty tight at the moment. To his credit, Travis understood, and told me he would do the same thing if he was in my place.

Here is a link warning about the very same email scam I received, almost word for word. Whatever happened to originality?



The good news is, even though I may not be around much longer, Big Lake Burning is now available in audiobook format at this link. This is the first audiobook done by my new narrator, Frank Clem. There will be more to follow.

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Thought For The Day – Only the mediocre are always at their best.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  10 Responses to “Will You Miss Me?”

  1. I have been getting an email from”Yahoo” because I requested them to close my account and telling me to click on the link if I don’t want to close my account. Since I never request it I goggled Yahoo scams and Yahoo would always have their little Y logo when they send out mail. This doesn’t so just another scam for people to watch out for.

  2. Well if you hook the assassin up with the guy that got the $50 million he could cancel the contract on you
    Actually it might be interesting to see how it plays out maybe you could give him a chapter in your book (but without royalties)

  3. goodbye Nick, sure has been nice reading your blog!

  4. Sounds like a great opener for a story. I may have to steal this!

  5. I usually respond to requests like that with a reminder that extortion is illegal and telling them that unless they agree to pay me $1000 in bitcoin I will turn them into the feds.
    Funny enough, I don’t think I’ve ever received a response to my request. I certainly don’t have any bitcoins to show for it.

  6. Yes Nick, I will miss you and al your nice books, writing, blog and stories.

    Kind regards
    Mr Kjell

  7. I also received a letter: To the President/CEO of “….” to our Univ mailbox…..USA. The stamp is of/from Nigeria (w/Ink-stamp ‘cancellation’ of Nigeria) w/a picture of some African doctor & test tubes AND in addition to the stamp’s origin of Nigeria, it has the words 20k Vaccine Production. Like we/USA would have “forever stamp”, or 37cents, etc. It has a letterhead from a Dr. Williams Oduma; Tel/Fax 234-5225-7288, Falomo, Lagos and a full page of info—and of course, signed by him in INK.
    …..
    …..

    For a certain amount sent by me….., he/they will give me 30% of US$50 Million with 10% set aside for incidental expenses (internal & external).

    Last sentence: Kindly expedite action as we are behind schedule to enable us include this transfer in the last batch within this quarter payment for this financial year.

    cc

  8. Do you think the value of of your books will appreciate when you’re gone?

  9. Ah, Nick….you are so universally loved that even an assassin offers to spare your life if only you will send him money! Between the email scammers and telephone scammers I just say, “Screw ’em all, may they burn in hell.”

  10. With all the punctuation mark errors,
    I would have sent him .32 cents just to be safe.

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