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To: Tom Wagner - Program Manager <tom.w.wagner@Central.Sun.COM>
Date: Thu, 06 Nov 1997 10:56:08 -0800
Cc: triumphs@Autox.Team.Net, mgs@Autox.Team.Net
References: <199711061508.JAA06769@sunup.Central.Sun.COM>
Tom Wagner - Program Manager wrote:
> To All:
> Tom Wagner
> 67 MGB
> 72 TR 6
> hey ya'll  be very careful when you travel!!
>      This is one scary TRUE warning to everyone.  Please read and be
>      careful what strangers you associate with.
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> __________________________________
> Subject: Lethal Scam --- PLEASE READ - THIS IS NOT A JOKE
> Date:    11/5/97 8:04 AM
> Please read the following .... this appears to be a real issue, not
> just someone's idea of a good joke ... PLEASE PASS ON TO ALL YOUR
>      This was on 20/20 several weeks ago...My wife the nurse has
> confirmed
>      that this is indeed going on.  Please be careful, and bounce this
>      message to anyone and everyone you can think of. I wish to warn you
>      about a new crime ring that is targeting business travelers. This
> ring
>      is well organized, well funded, has very skilled personnel, and is
>      currently in most major cities and recently; very active in New
>      Orleans.  The crime begins when a business traveler goes to a lounge
>      for a drink at the end of the work day.
>      A person in the bar walks up as they sit alone and offers to buy
> them
>      a drink.  The last thing the traveler remembers until they wake up
> in
>      a hotel room bath tub, their body submerged to their neck in ice, is
>      sipping that drink.  There is a note taped to the wall instructing
>      them not to move and to call 911.  A phone is on a small table next
> to
>      the bathtub for them to call.  The business traveler calls 911, who
>      have become quite familiar with this crime.  The business traveler
> is
>      instructed by the 911 operator to very slowly and carefully reach
>      behind them and feel if there is a tube protruding from their lower
>      back. The business traveler finds the tube and answers "yes."  The
> 911
>      operator tells them to remain still, having already sent paramedics
> to
>      help.  The operator knows that both of the business traveler's
> kidneys
>      have been harvested.
>      This is not a scam or out of a science fiction novel, it is real. It
>      is documented and confirmable.  If you travel or someone close to
> you
>      travels, please be careful.
>      Regards
>      Jerry Mayfield
>      ___________________________________________________________
>      From: Patty Radford
>      Yes, this does happen. My sister-in-law works with a lady that this
>      happened to her son's neighbor who lives in Houston.  The only
> "good"
>      thing to his whole story is the fact that the people doing this
>      horrible crime are very aware of what complications can happen
>      afterwards, and take detailed precautions to set up the room before
>      leaving.  The word from my sister-in-law is that the hospital in Las
>      Vegas (yes, Vegas) prior to transferring him back to Houston stated
>      that these people know exactly what they are doing.  The incision,
>      etc. was exact and clean.
>      They use sterile equipment, etc. and the hospital stated that other
>      than the fact that the victim loses a kidney there have not been any
>      reports of other complications due to non-sterile, etc. tactics that
>      were used.
>      ___________________________________________________
>      From:  Kathy White
>      Sadly, this is very true.  My husband is a Houston Firefighter/EMT
> and
>      they have received alerts regarding this crime ring.  It is to be
>      taken very seriously.  The daughter of a friend of a fellow
>      firefighter had this happen to her.  Skilled doctors are performing
>      these crimes! (which, by the way have been highly noted in the Las
>      Vegas area).  Additionally, the military has received alerts
> regarding
>      this.
>      This story blew me away.  I really want as many people to see this
> as
>      possible so please bounce this to whoever you can. Please think when
>      you drink.
>      _______________________________________________________________
>      A friend of mine from U of T passed this story onto me from the
> "Daily
>      Texan" - the University of Texas newspaper. Apparently it occurred
>      during Fall Premier-a UT tradition that is a celebration of the end
> of
>      midterms. - Jeff
>      This guy went out last Saturday night to a party.  He was having a
>      good time, had a couple of beers and some girl seemed to like him
> and
>      invited him to go to another party.  He quickly agreed and decided
> to
>      go along with her.  She took him to a party in some apartment and
> they
>      continued to drink, and even got involved with some other drugs
>      unknown which).  The next thing he knew, he woke up completely naked
>      in a bathtub filled with ice.  He was still feeling the effects of
> the
>      drugs, but looked around to see he was alone.  He looked down at his
>      chest, which had "CALL 911 OR YOU WILL DIE" written on it in
> lipstick.
>      He saw a phone was on a stand next to the tub, so he picked it up
> and
>      dialed.  He explained to the EMS operator what the situation was and
>      that he didn't know where he was, what he took, or why he was really
>      calling.
>      She advised him to get out of the tub.  He did, and she asked him to
>      look himself over in the mirror. He did, and appeared normal, so she
>      told him to check his back.  He did, only to find two 9-inch slits
> on
>      his lower back. She told him to get back in the tub immediately, and
>      they sent a rescue team over.  Apparently, after being examined, he
>      found out more of what had happened.  His kidneys were stolen. They
>      are worth 10,000 dollars each on the black market.  (I was unaware
>      this even existed.)
>      Several guesses are in order:  The second party was a sham, the
> people
>      involved had to be at least medical students, and it was not just
>      recreational drugs he was given.  Regardless, he is currently in the
>      hospital on life support, awaiting a spare kidney. The University of
>      Texas in conjunction with Baylor University Medical Center is
>      conducting tissue research to match the sophomore student with a
>      donor.
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Yeah sure, I heard this one about two years ago.Right in there with the
60's story about women with  beehive hairdos having cockroaches in there
boring into their brain. Why not just kill the guy and do it, much

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