An Essex police officer who inadvertently forwarded an aged internet hoax is now dealing with hundreds of calls and emails from concerned women - the hoax looks more genuine now that it comes from a proper police address. Detective Constable Simon Lofting sent the mail on to senior officers to check if it was genuine but it …
Do you have said Policemans address please so the concerned amongst us can investigate further?
Not investigate this horse-sh*t you understand, but rather why a police helicopter has to hover above my house for 3 hours every other Thursday night.
Also when I said 'Address' I mean house address, not email. I'm going to get one of those noisy petrol powered remote controlled 'copters and hover outside their bedroom window for a few hours at night so they can share the experience.
Anyone who forwards on a "warning" email without verifying the source is an idiot, especially if their job involves processing intelligence, they should know better.
Friends and relatives still forward me these hoaxes even though I tell them NEVER to do that. They think the next one they receive is so worrying that it has to be genuine.
What's needed is government action to educate the nation. If 60% of the population have email then over 30 million Brits are constantly being targetted by hoaxes and scams. That's a lot of people and a lot of potential victims. The government has a duty to act, inform and educate.
Police have intelligence systems which this individual could easily have check and found out whether anyone had ever reported this.
I simply used google and the snopes article was top.
Police and Intelligence...... just like a computer, only as good as the person using it.
Unless of course they use Vista.
Brugmansia is a genus of six species of flowering plants in the family Solanaceae, native to subtropical regions of South America, along the Andes from Colombia to northern Chile, and also in southeastern Brazil. They are known as Angel's Trumpets, incorrectly sharing that name in the past with the closely related genus Datura, commonly known as "Thorn Apple". The genus differs from Datura in being perennial and woody (Datura species are herbaceous), and in having pendulous (not erect) flowers.
Unlikely to cause an effect from a business card, even if the card was pre soaked in DMSO/Scopolamine unless you ate the card that is . . .
Inhalation or indigestion seem the common routes.
Vice TV produced a mini documentary on Colombian devil's breath Burundanga AKA Scopolamine:
I also recommend watching Garbage Island if you have time to spare. i's a bit long but illuminating none the less:
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