Business cards and kidnappings


Has anyone ever heard of this Urban legend, of kidnapping via toxic chemicals in a business card? This sounds so silly, I can not even believe, someone would think it is real. Here is the story, from Snopes:

"And Another Warning . . . Last Wednesday, Jaime Rodriguez's neighbor was at a gas station in Katy. A man came and offered his neighbor his services as a painter and gave her a card. She took the card and got in her car. The man got into a car driven by another person. She left the station and noticed that the men were leaving the gas station at the same time.

Almost immediately, she started to feel dizzy and could not catch her breath. She tried to open the windows and in that moment she realized that there was a strong odor from the card. She also realized that the men were following her.

The neighbor went to another neighbor's house and honked on her horn to ask for help. The men left, but the victim felt bad for several minutes. Apparently there was a substance on the card, the substance was very strong and may have seriously injured her.

Jaime checked the Internet and there is a drug called "Burundanga" that is used by some people to incapacitate a victim in order to steal or take advantage of them.

Please be careful and do not accept anything from unknown people on the street."


This one may or may not be true, but there are many toxic chemicals that can be passed through the skin so if someone was evil enough they could certainly pull this off.