I'm a little paranoid about spam emails, but I opened it up anyway. It was a short email, and simply said:
We have located the latest communication from Target 29.
The email was from email@example.com
Now normally I would simply delete such an email, and I would never click a link a spam email contained. Except that we are currently right at the start of the End of Days ARG for The Secret World.
Over the last few days several people who signed up have received various phone calls containing sinister recorded messages. They all seemed to be some kind of warning and spoke of dark times, great men, and some impending fate.
And now this email had turned up in my spam folder. I clicked the link, and it took me to a Craigslist site titled "12/7-12/21: The End of the world". It was a classified ad for an event, and read:
Date:Reply to: see below
A test that may very well save you and your family.
The end may be near, but the end is only a new beginning.
Reach us at: iuDpLWm6
- it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
So, it looks like I'm now neck deep in the ARG. Time for some investigation!
I'll be posting up a full summary of the ARG events once it has finished, along with my impressions of what happened. If something nasty happens to me before then... watch your backs! Everything is true!