Kidney Stealing Hoax
Date: 8 October 2007
Subject: THIS IS SERIOUS take note and PASS ON!!!
PLEASE READ - FROM NETCARE 911
THIS IS ABSOLUTELY TRUE.
IT'S NOW REPORTED THAT THIS IS HAPPENING IN, JO'BURG, R.S.A!!!
SO ALL YOU PARTY ANIMALS AND NIGHT CRAWLERS, BE VERY MUCH AWARE PLEASE.
This e-mail is being sent by a pharmacist and is most definitely not a joke.
This incident has happened recently and has been confirmed, the Medical Center phone number at the end of this story is real.
A young man went out on a Saturday night a few weeks ago to a party. He was having a good time and had a couple of beers and some girl seemed to like him & invited him to go to another party. He quickly agreed & decided to go along with her. She took him to a party in some apartment and they continued to drink & even got involved with some drug (unknown).
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 10111 or YOU'LL DIE" written on it. He saw a phone was on a stand next to the bathtub so he picked it up & dialled. He explained to the EMT operator what the situation was & 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 he appeared normal, so she told him to check his back. He did, He found two 9 inch slits on his lower back. She told him to get back into 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 were worth $10,000 each on the black market.
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 a life support, awaiting a spare kidney. Royal Prince Alfred hospital is conducting tissue research to match the victim with a donor.
I wish to warn you about a new crime ring that is targeting business travellers. This ring is well organized and well funded, has very skilled personnel & is currently operating in most major cities around the world and recently very active inAustralia, and now in SA... They especially target nightclubs and bars.
The crime begins when a business traveller going 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 traveller remembers (until they wake up in a hotel room bathtub, 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 10111. A phone is on the small table next to the bathtub for them to call. The business traveller calls 10111, who have been quite familiar with this crime. The business traveller is instructed by the 10111 operator to very slowly and carefully reaches behind them and feel if there is a tube protruding from their back.
The business traveller finds the tube and answers "YES". The 10111 operator tells them to remain still, having already sent paramedics to help. The operator knows that both of the traveller's kidneys had 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. Sadly, this is very true. My friend's husband is a a Sydney EMT and they have received alerts regarding this crime ring.It is to be taken very seriously. Skilled doctors are performing these crimes! They have been highly noted in Brisbane. Additionally, the military has received alerts regarding this.
WE REALLY WANT AS MANY PEOPLE TO SEE THIS AS POSSIBLE SO PLEASE
BOUNCE THIS TO WHOEVER YOU CAN.
Netcare 911 House, 49 New Road, Halfway House,
Midrand, South Africa 1685
P O Box 3455, Halfway House,
South Africa, 1685
"PLEASE READ - FROM NETCARE 911"
"THIS IS ABSOLUTELY TRUE."
"This e-mail is being sent by a pharmacist and is most definitely not a joke."
"...the Medical Center phone number at the end of this story is real."
"This is not a scam or out of a science fiction novel. It is real. It is documented and confirmable.
The creator of this hoax obviously has some issues with trust and authenticity. If this was really the truth then there would no need to emphasize it so much.
"A young man went out on a Saturday night...", "...and some girl seemed to like him...",
"She took him to a party in some apartment..."
You have to be a bit more specific to make people believe in this junk. This e-mail has been carefully designed in such a generic way that it will always look like a recent incident. No names, no dates and no specific places, the common characteristics of a typical hoax.
"WE REALLY WANT AS MANY PEOPLE TO SEE THIS ... PLEASE BOUNCE THIS TO WHOEVER YOU CAN."
You will always find a line like this in any chain letter. It is not about the story itself, but about getting distributed to as many people as possible. That's why chain letters are always about some outrageous, unbelievable story.
This is obviously a hoax, so there's no need to confirm the facts in this e-mail, just pay attention to the way it was designed and take note of the common hoax and chain letter elements that's present in this e-mail. Read more about this hoax on Hoax-Slayer.com.