[Fulano’s note: These blog entries are from thebrokencorral a Gringo who lives in San Miguel Allende with his wife and family.]
Unbelievable Telephone Extortion Attempt
APRIL 28, 2011
On me and my family , today at 2:30 in the afternoon. Ok, I´m still not calmed down and my wife is a mess.
Ok…I´ve received 3 or 4 telephone extortion attempts in the past but they were nothing like this. He was a bad guy, a real bad guy, and he knew my name, my address and my telephone number. He told me that I had made, or someone had made from my telephone, a denuncia against the cartels. He told me that I had to deposit 100,000p immediately or they were coming and would break in my door, and kill my family, if I didn’t.
He was impressive in his role, and, until I called 089 and talked with an expert who told me that in the state of Guanjuato this month they had received over 500 calls of this manner, I was falling into his trap. He had all the information about me in a telmex telephone directory but he was so convincing, I didn’t analyze the situation. Although I don´t have 10k laying around, I was ready to put my family in my van and go, that minute. Of course the running would have been more dangerous.
It ruined my day, to say the least. I´ve never ever been subject to this sort of aggression. I think about the poor people who fell into their clutches for real. I applaud the Mexican governments efforts to rid the world of these scums. Thank you Felipe, and thanks to all of the good, honest warriors who are giving their blood to clean Mexico of this disease. And a disease it is, and I just got a slight brush with the animals and it was enough to scare the living shit out of me…and I promise I don´t scare easily.
Extortion….Two Days Later !
APRIL 30, 2011
I´m changing my telephone number and I´m locking all doors and windows, some twice. I´m surveying the street from my balcony before I venture out. After some thought about the Guanajuato government saying how frequently this is happening, I´m not at all reassured. These were dangerous and sick individuals. To say they are psychopathic would be a euphemism. We see their sadistic activities on the news, but to be in their presence, even protected by the distance of a telephone line, is a scary proposition, especially when they have my address.
How many Mexicans are members of cartels? How many pathetic social failures have alienated themselves so far from their fellow citizens that they would actually kill innocent victims for sick fun?
My answer…far too many for my comfort zone!