Example: [Collected via e-mail, May 2007]
This was forwarded to me..keep a look out ladies!! And guys, watch out for the ladies!
I got a call from a friend last night after she had received a call from her
Please pass this on to your wives, daughters, sisters, mothers, etc.
We need to all be more alert and watch out for each other.
Origins: Just like earlier rumors from 2005 that gang members were about to engage in alleged initiation rites involving the abduction and murder of shoppers from the premises of large retail chain stores such as
A 31 May 2007 press release issued by the
The police department is receiving calls from concerned citizens about an email that is circulating in reference to a gang initiation to kill a white female.
The law enforcement community has not received any information concerning this matter and this should be considered a hoax.
Nevertheless, everyone should always follow basic rules regarding personal safety at home and while traveling.
They call the number of people calling concerned about an email hoax overwhelming.
The email states a supposed gang initiation that quote " involves the abduction of a white female from a parking lot, her rape and death." Officer Chris McDonald says the email is
McDonald: "It's a lot of time spent trying to put down these rumors of what's going to happen and you know it really hurts the investigators and us from doing our jobs effectively."
McDonald says if such a situation were to ever take place, the police would notify the public immediately.