'SweetCaliGuy4evr' State Police Warning
Netlore Archive: New versions of an Internet scare story that commenced in 2000
Description: Email hoax
Circulating since: Oct 2001
Email example contributed by Yolanda, March 28, 2002:
Subject: State police report Important!
State Police Warning!!!!!! Serious
This is something from the State Police -- Please read this "very carefully"...then send it out to all the people online that you know.
Something like this is nothing to take casually; this is something you DO want to pay attention to. Think of it as a bit of advice too.
If a person with the screen-name of SweetCaliGuy4evr contacts you,
Do not reply.
Whoever this person may be, he/she is a suspect for murder in the death of 56 women (so far) contacted through the Internet.
Please send this to all the women on your buddy list and ask them to pass this on, as well.
This screen-name was seen on Yahoo, AOL, and Excite, so far. This is not a joke! Please send this to men too...just in case!
Email example contributed by Karla, Oct. 13, 2001:
Comments: Completely false. This is a hoax created by substituting the screen name "SweetCaliGuy4evr" for "Slavemaster" in the text of email warnings circulating since June 2000. Follow the links below to view the original messages and analyses:
Slavemaster Warning - 2000
From June 2000
Slavemaster Warning - 2001 Variant #2
From March 2001
Slavemaster Warning - 2001 Variant #3
From August 2001
Monkeyman935 Warning - 2002 Variant
From October 2002
Jokerkid613 / Ja$on MoNey Warning - 2006 Variant
From May 2006
Rockhard Abs / Jason Stallings Warning
From September 2006
Man Charged with 'Barrel Murders
BBC News, June 13, 2000
First Website Killer Trial Starts
The Register, June 25, 2000
Internet 'Slavemaster' Murder Trial