LAST MONTH, I GOT A STRANGE PACKAGE IN THE MAIL FROM WONG INTERNATIONAL TRADING.
It was from a person claiming to have the effects of a relative that mysteriously died and that I am the only known relative. The letter told me that I should be expecting more packages to follow once they figure out how to safely and secretly get these things out of Russia.
My first reaction was this:
I JUST GOT THE COOLEST MAIL!
Then, of course, I thought it was one of those scams where they try to get you to deposit money in an overseas bank. Nevertheless, I was delighted.
I saved the package and looked forward to more. Because it was fun! And weird.
A few weeks later, I get another package. This time, it’s full of old letters…some handwritten, some written on a typewriter. All of them old. There was an aged map of Kazakhstan, a Russian name badge with a photo of a woman and on the back…
SMEARED, BLOODY FINGERPRINTS.
The letters are from a russian scientist that has been performing human experiments to develop some virus called Risen which has gone horribly wrong. People are dying, things are getting dangerous. Governments want the virus for ill.
So, it’s getting good now, right?
BEST SCAM EVER.
I am now thinking that whoever is trying to trick me is sparing no expense and while I will not be fooled into giving anyone my money, I am now totally into this plot.
I saved this package as well. Labeled it #2 and again, am looking forward to what’s next.
Then yesterday I get a big box from the same Wong Trading International. By now my family is all into this story too, so I announce, “Another package from Wong International guys! Gather round!”
I open it up to find a wooden crate which is nailed shut. I had to get a screw driver out to pry it open. I feel like freaking Indiana Jones at this point.
IF THIS IS A MONEY SCAM, I L ALMOST WANT TO GIVE THEM WHAT THEY ARE ASKING FOR BECAUSE OF THE LEVEL OF SHOWMANSHIP.
Right? I mean, this is fantastic!
Inside the crate is another letter, a photograph of a woman staring at a lighthouse and then a test tube holder mounted on a wooden plaque with a FINGER floating inside some green liquid.
Watch this video to see the contents of the package: