The “BURUNDANGA” Scheme in US – False Alarm
I got this email from an old office mate. The email warns women in particular and encourage those who received it to forward the email. It was actually a devastating scheme of which I found “not true”. This is email I received.
BULLETIN…NEW CRIMINAL SCHEME AIMED AT WOMEN
Subject: Safety Warning Share with your sisters, daughters, nieces and female friends.
This Incident has been confirmed.
A man came over and offered his services as a painter to a female putting gas in her car and left his card. She said no, but accepted his card out of kindness and got in the car. The man then got into a car driven by another gentleman. As the lady left the service station, she saw the men following her out of the station at the same time. Almost immediately she started to feel dizzy and could not catch her breath. She tri ed to open the window and realized that the odor was on her hand, the same hand which accepted the card from the gentleman at the gas station. She then noticed the men were immediately behind her and she felt she needed to do something at that moment. She drove into the first driveway and began to honk her horn repeatedly to ask for help. The men drove away but the lady still felt pretty bad for several minutes after she could finally catch her breath… Apparently there was a substance on the card that could have seriously injured her. This drug is called ‘BURUNDANGA’ and it is used by people who wish to incapacitate a victim in order to steal from or take advantage of them.
This drug is four times more dangerous than the date rape drug and is transferable on simple cards. So take heed and make sure you don’t accept cards at any given time alone or from someone on the streets. This applies to those making house calls and slipping you a card when they offer their services.
PLEASE SEND TH IS E-MAIL ALERT TO EVERY FEMALE YOU KNOW
While this is not true according to http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/burundanga.asp, I think it is still best that we are alert at all times especially if we are alone. No one knows when the culprit will start to take advantage of our weakness. Let’s us all be observant in our surroundings.