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ShadowCrew.com Terrorist Prank Email

Summary:
Email claims that Shadowcrew.com is selling a variety of terrorist weapons (Full commentary below).



Status:
False

Example:(Submitted in September, 2004)
Welcome to our web site
www.shadowcrew.com/phpBB2/index.php

Please use http://63.240.81.5 in case of our domain outage.

You're invited to shop for large selection of bombs and different kinds of rockets such as surface-to-air, surface-to-surface and weaponry available at reduced price. With the following types of rockets you will be able to commit terrorist attacks, destroy buildings, electric power stations, bridges, factories and anything else that comes your mind. Most items are in stock and available for next day freight delivery in the USA. Worldwide delivery is available at additional cost. Prices are negotiable.

Please feel free to inquire by ICQ # 176928755 or contacting us directly:

+1-305-592-2222
+1-919-319-8249
+1-314-770-3395

Today special:

******* AIR BOMBS *******
OFAB-500U HE fragmentation air bomb
Fuel-air explosive air bombs -Not in stock
BETAB-500U concrete-piercing air bomb
ZB-500RT incendiary tank
500-KG SIZE RBK-500U unified cluster bomb
RBK-500U OAB-2.5PT loaded with fragmentation submunitions
RBK-500U BETAB-M loaded with concrete-piercing submunitions-Not in stock
RBK-500U OFAB-50UD loaded with HE fragmentation submunitions

******* UNGUIDED AIRCRAFT ROCKETS *******
Main-purpose unguided aircraft rockets
S-8 unguided aircraft rockets
S-8KOM
S-8BM-Not in stock
S-13 unguided aircraft rockets
S-13, S-13T, S-13-OF, S-13D, S-13DF
S-25-0
S-25-OFM
S-24B -Not in stock
RS-82
RS-132-Not in stock

******* ROCKET PODS *******
B-8M pod for S-8 rockets
B-8V20-A pod for S-8 rockets
B-13L pod for S-13 rockets
Recently received *NEW*

Hydra 70 2.75 inch Rockets
Air-Launched 2.75-Inch Rockets
FIM-92A Stinger Weapons System
Stinger 101: Anti-Air

Our clients are well known Al-Qaida, Hizballah, Al-Jihad, HAMAS, Abu Sayyaf Group and many other terrorist groups. We are well known supplier in the market and looking forward to expand our clientage with assistance of Internet.

Do not hesitate to contact us via ICQ # 176928755

Impatiently awaiting for your orders,
ShadowCrew




Commentary:
Shadowcrew.com is yet again the target of pranksters. The site has endured a variety of prank emails over the last few months. The latest offering claims that Shadowcrew.com is selling a "large selection of bombs and different kinds of rockets". The information contained in this email is completely false and should be disregarded.

Another disturbing hoax email targeted Shadowcrew.com earlier in the year. In this instance the email masqueraded as a bill from Shadowcrew for three months access to child pornography. Yet another prank email targeting Shadowcrew.com claimed to be an account suspension notice from eBay.

The motivation for these prank emails is not clear. It may be an attempt by disgruntled users to discredit the Shadowcrew.com site or simply a misguided attempt at humour. In a world gripped by the continuing threat of terrorism, the email is in exceedingly poor taste, whatever the underlying motive.

Similar prank emails have targeted another website, DarkProfits.com.


Write-up by Brett M.Christensen