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The "State Police Warning: DON'T FLASH HEADLIGHTS AT ANY CAR WITH NO LIGHTS ON!!!!" scam is by sent by spammers who encourage you to send it to everyone you know. Often names in the email are real; the spammers may intend to harm these people by causing a flood of email or phone calls to them. The best thing you can do is simply delete the email. Do not forward it to anyone and do not heed it's instructions.
Here is an example of the scam email - Remember it is FAKE:
STATE POLICE WARNING
Body: ----------------- Bulletin Message -----------------
Body: DON'T FLASH HEADLIGHTS AT ANY CAR WITH NO LIGHTS ON!!!!
Police officers working with the DARE program have issued this Warning:
If you are driving after dark and see an on-coming car with no
headlights on, DO NOT FLASH YOUR LIGHTS AT THEM!
This is a common Bloods member "initiation game" that goes like this:
The new gang member under initiation drives along with no headlights,
and the first car to flash their headlights at him is now his "target".
He is now required to turn around and chase that car, then shoot
and kill every individual in the vehicle in order to complete his initiation
Police departments across the nation are being warned.
Their intent is to have all the new bloods nationwide drive around
on Friday and Saturday nights with their headlights off. In order to
be accepted into the gang, they have to shoot and kill all individuals in the first auto that does a courtesy flash to warn them that their lights are off.
Make sure you share this information with all the drivers in
your family!? Please forward this message to all your friends and
family members to inform them about this initiation ritual.
SR Dispatcher Tracey Sharber
Kentucky State Police
Post 3 Bowling Green
P.O. Box 0068
Bowling Green, KY 42102
Phone: (270) 782-2010
Fax: (502) 564-3507
Investigator Crittenden County Sheriff's Department Narcotics Division
Office: (870) 702-2040
Cell: (901) 601-0099
****PLEASE REPOST THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW, IT IS VERY SERIOUS.
THERE HAVE ALREADY BEEN MULTIPLE REPORTS OF THIS HAPPENING ACROSS THE NATION***
Alan Rowe Investigations
Post Office Box 2184
Auburndale, FL 33823
Pho: (863) 665-7578
Fax: (863) 984-2450
And if you want to see the humorous side of hoax emails, read the spoof of the bubble-boy scams.