A few weeks ago, I received an email from someone that said they had information about missing mother, Lilly Aramburo. I knew it was some sort of hoax. My intuition is rarely (if ever) wrong. Here’s the email below:
date Sun, Jul 27, 2008 at 3:30 PM
subject I have information on your missing person
I have an important information on your missing person.
Reply this email and i will give you more information.
Awaiting your reply
I responded back and said ‘I’m listening.’ Then he sent this:
date Sun, Jul 27, 2008 at 4:39 PM
subject Info on Lucely
Lucely is being held by a serial rapist-kidnapper,who kidnaps and holds women captive for sex.
I know the kidnappers house and the exact location on his property were he is holding her and few other women captive.I managed to have this information because i am a handyman and i did some work recently near the place he is holding these women.
I will only give you the kidnappers address and the exact location on his property were he is holding her if you can pay $20,000 dollars only.You will pay $10,000 dollars in advance and pay the balance of $10,000 dollars when i give you the address and she is rescued.
For security reasons,i want to remain anonymous so please don’t inform the police or anybody about my communication with you until i give you the exact location of were she is being held.If you inform the police or anybody about my communication with you now you wont hear from me again and i wont give you the location.
Awaiting your reply
I did some research and learned that this person has been targeting families of the missing and trying to extort money from them. What a sick individual(s)! That’s some heavy karma they’re creating.
“Just know that if you receive any correspondence from a person stating they know the location of your missing loved one, that they are being held hostage/captive by someone and they are asking for an amount of money to provide you with information about your loved one, it is a scam intended to extort money from you. This person or persons truly have no information about your loved one, and they intend to take your money and run. These vultures will prey upon anyone, and this is no different then all the other internet money scams that go on everyday, except that they are preying upon very vulnerable persons and they know that these families are desperate to find their loved one, very hopeful of finding the loved one alive, and vulnerable to grabbing at any straws or leads, and they see the horrible situation of having a missing loved one as a very profitable scam to run.”
If you are a victim of this scam artist, please contact your local FBI.