YESTERDAY I was alerted to the fact that someone was sending out emails with my name on it, albeit incorrectly spelt. The emails are meant to intimidate or threaten the recipients into thinking they would be next on my list of people that I would be exposing or writing about. Frankly, that’s not my style. Im also not intimidated by those who seek to silence me by embarking on these nefarious campaigns.
The sender uses the following email address:
Pinky Khobane <email@example.com
I have nothing to do with this email address and certainly know how to spell my surname.
The emails say the recipient “could well be next”. I’m not in the business of making threats about what I intend investigating or publishing. If there are questions I need answered from the subject of an article for which I’m researching, I will ask them directly or those who can furnish answers to my questions.
I have since opened a case of fraud.
If you receive an email with my name on it, please be careful in how you handle it. The objective may well be to intimidate and get information from you. You can contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org to authenticate an email that purportedly comes from me.