Have you received the e-mail about the lady who was drugged by a contaminated business card with the mysterious substance known as BURUNDANGA , which was given to her by a stranger at a gas station? In spite of Snopes.com saying it is all just an urban legend, turns out it's no myth, and one that could cost you your life. Here's an example of the e-mail that Snopes says is false:
Subject: Be Alert & Cautious / Must read!!
A man came over and offered his services as a painter to a female who was 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 tried 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 like REPEATED GANG RAPE. 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 THIS E-MAIL ALERT TO EVERY FEMALE YOU KNOW
Until now many sites have said this story is an urban myth. But they are wrong again. TV Station KIAH in Houston has published an account of Mary Anne Capowho was drugged in the very same way:
HOUSTON - For one Houston woman, a quick stop at her local gas station became a modern day cautionary tale.
Last Friday, Mary Anne Capo remembers filling up her tank and cleaning out her car when a man approached her with a pamphlet. The man wanted to let her know about a church service the following week.
"I felt like what he was saying wasn't really above board. I had taken that pamphlet and I actually had opened it up," said Capo.
Capo said she looked at it then threw it away along with a few other items in her car.
"Finished pumping gas, got in my car, and started to drive out the exit and that's when I felt my throat started to swell up like someone was strangling me, my tongue was swollen," she said.
She said she immediately pulled back into the gas station and ran inside to get help.
"I don't know if it was something that I touched on it or if when I open it up," said Capo of the pamphlet. "There was something inside of it. I never smelt anything and I never saw anything. Never saw any powder or anything like that."
Capo's story may sound familiar - it did to 39News. On a website dedicated to debunking hoaxes and urban myths there is a story very similar to Capo's. The website's version is contained in an e-mail alert which goes on to detail a Katy woman who encounters a man at a gas station who gives her a business card. Later, the woman becomes dizzy and discovers the card had been laced with a powerful drug. The website goes on to cite several variations of the story with the same underlying theme.
Capo is aware of the story because she said after she sent an e-mail to family and friends to warn them they told her about it.
"This is absolutely not a hoax ... it absolutely happened to me," she said.
She also contacted Harris County Precinct 5 Constable's Office and reported the incident, which the law enforcement agency confirmed for 39News.
"I called the constables; I said I need to tell you all what happened. I was also just worried it was going to happen to someone else," said Capo.
She is warning people not to take anything from a stranger's hand.
"They can believe me or not. It doesn't really matter, but if it makes them think before they take something from someone and if my situation saves someone's life or keeps them from being a part of a scam or victim then it was worth it."
Be careful what other websites that purport to debunk urban myths might tell you, that bad information just might get you killed. So when that nice person comes up to you at the gas station with the innocent looking card or pamplet, act like Nancy Reagan and just say no!
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