Not long ago, a report came in from Germany about a mysterious letter received from “Louis Salinger”. Patrick Möller reported the mail, and the steps he was prompted to then carry out.
Pointing the browser to folgedemgeld.de (‘follow the money’), he was greeted by Louis Salinger, chief inspector of Scotland Yard. After being given information about an investigation into the “International Bank of Business and Credit“, he was told to travel to Treptower Park in Berlin to meet a contact who would give them more information. At the park, however, they discovered a CD with the words “STOP THE INTERNATIONAL” scrawled on its face (appropriately, a website bearing the same phrase is where ‘folgedemgeld.de’ leads), and containing a wealth of information. (see his photos here, UPDATE: or the very nicely composed official mission de-brief)
Earlier this week, another recipient came forward – gupfee, from ARGNet – who reports having received a very similar package as to that which Patrick was led. Inside the package were a number of items, including a USB key with photos and a message from “Colin Newbrink”.
Download- Colin Newbrink’s Message
You’ve never heard of me, but my name is Colin Newbrink, and I’m in a bloody mess. Please, listen, I need your help. I don’t know how all this happened – I’m in hiding, my family’s in danger. Somehow, I’ve stumbled upon a conspiracy so big and terrible.
But let me tell you how all this started. I work with the London branch of a good works organization, called Global Eyes Development Fund. We fight poverty, remove land mines, bring aid and education to developing nations, in a continued quest to transform, to right wrongs, and help the needy. At least, that’s what I thought for the five years I ran the office… until I went to Africa in September.
I saw something I wasn’t supposed to see. This “coordinator” from headquarters – Harriet Matar – I thought she was there to arrange travel plans. But… I still can’t believe it… I saw her give this suitcase of cash to some very bad guys. I mean bad. A group known to be seeking the overthrow of a democratically elected government.
I start digging. Turns out Global Eyes is a front. The real power behind it is the IBBC. So I go to my mentor and friend in Berlin, a man named Wilhelm Wexlar, who’s on the globalized board. I told him everything – what I saw, what I discovered. He listened. He was shocked as I was. He told me he’d make some phone calls, try to get to the bottom of this. So, I have an ally. But who knows who else is listening.
Ever since I left that office, I’ve been followed and tracked – I see eyes everywhere. Even my wife told me that strange men have been showing up around the flat in London. So I panicked. I know it sounds paranoid, but I know this is happening. I’ve taken my wife and two children to a secure location and returned to Berlin, stashing evidence against The International to make sure I have some leverage.
If you find this disc, I pleas with you to get it to the proper authorities. I am told that Louis Salinger of Scotland Yard has been investigating this IBBC. I think he’s your man.
Since reporting these packages, people have discovered StopTheInternational.com. On this website is a field where serial numbers of money flagged in their database can be entered. There’s also a map showing specific drop locations of evidence against the IBBC – the first location being Berlin, retrieved by Patrick. Other locations flagged for drop events are Los Angeles, New York, and London.
Los Angeles‘ drop is scheduled to occur, according to its countdown, at 1:00pm PST on November 19.
Suffice to say, this may well turn into a worldwide hunt for blood money, plus much more! Others have since reported finding blood money conspicuously located near them.
Here’s the juicy bit: There is substantial rumour this is the next project to come from the minds at 42 Entertainment (who also brought us alternate reality games and campaigns promoting properties such as The Dark Knight’s “Why So Serious”, Resistance 2, Gun’s “Last Call Poker”, and Halo 2′s “I Love Bees”)
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UPDATE (11/19): The Los Angeles cache has been recovered (read the first hand report). Much like the Berlin cache, new files and images have been revealed, including the answer to the mission: find a login to the IBBC secret archive, and report it to Salinger.