Help us with this riddle. Over $20,000 at stake

appleguy123

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Okay, I'm in a live 24 BlogTV for charity. There is a guy who will donate over $20,000 if we can solve this riddle.
the riddle said:
If you can answer this question, the encrypted contents of this message will reveal my identity. The answer is not simple, and the question has already been asked. Begin.
IF anyone can solve this charity would love you forever!
Link to the show http://www.blogtv.com/people/laci

Here is everything that was sent to this stranger. IT was too long for one post.
holy ****, thanks for the generous donations. who are you, mysterious stranger?


-laci green

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There is power in mystery. If you'd like to meet me, I can have
airline tickets sent to your email address. I'm in Hong Kong right
now, my favorite city on earth.

As per your nudes, I assure you that I am not one to spread private
photos, as that's simply unbecoming. I'm not a hooligan, Ms. Green.

Sincerely, Anonymous

P.S.

I'm serious about that Hong Kong offer. You could even call it a
date.

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This might be more appealing of an offer if I knew who you are. We are dying to know. And by "we" I mean me.

Laci

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Unfortunately, that's simply not my modus operandi. The offer to
meet, however, is of course always open.

Here are a series of clues as to my identity:

I am in the main room.
I am male.
I am between the ages of 25 and 35.
I've done some male modeling for American Eagle and A&F.

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You are almost too good to be true. I'm starting to think you're trolling me. Discuss.

Laci


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There are far less expensive means of trolling, my dear. This I
assure you.

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Will you give me more clues? Please don't break my heart and reveal later that you're fake :(

Laci green

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Certainly, a clue for you:

I'm not an op.

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Not an op? That doesn't help much. Is there any way you can prove to me that you're not a fake? How much are you posting in the chat?

Oh the games we play. I'm opting for connect 4 nxt time.

Laci

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Perhaps it would help if I donated thousands of dollars to your
charity, in an effort to prove my legitimacy? No? If nearly $7,000
is not evidence enough, I'm afraid I don't know what would be.

I post occasionally, yes. I've not yet commented on myself,
however. As for connect 4, I'm more of a chess man myself. Perhaps
you'd be up for a game here in Hong Kong? The best way to prove
myself would be a visit. Hell, I'll even pay for the champagne.

Sincerely, anonymous

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I don't mean to undercut such a generous expression of your support and altruism, not by a long shot. I'm just leary because some chatters say I shouldn't go unquestioning of the truth value in the donations.

You want to be honest? I think you're legit and you're totally getting off on ****ing with me.

Its ok though, I'm getting off on it too. More clues please.

Laci

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You must have forgotten to hit send on your most recent email, I
never received it.

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I don't mean to undercut such a generous expression of your support and altruism, not by a long shot. I'm just leary because some chatters say I shouldn't go unquestioning of the truth value in the donations.

You want to be honest? I think you're legit and you're totally getting off on ****ing with me.

Its ok though, I'm getting off on it too. More clues please.

Laci

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My how the hours passed with brevity. Please tally the donations
made within the two hour period for me, so that I may match them.

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You never got my email???

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I did not.

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Let me copy and paste again: I don't mean to undercut such a generous expression of your support and altruism, not by a long shot. I'm just leary because some chatters say I shouldn't go unquestioning of the truth value in the donations.


You want to be honest? I think you're legit and you're totally getting off on ****ing with me.

Its ok though, I'm getting off on it too. More clues please.


Laci

Also, thanks for pulling through on the deal. We raised $736 for you to match!!

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I'd much prefer that any further clues be given in the flesh. Care
to take me up on my offer? I promise you won't get bored while
visiting, this city isn't exactly one for the lazy adventurer.

- - Anon

P.S.

I have a confession to make - I find you incredibly appealing and
I'd like to wander the streets with you at night, with the city's
glow as our only guide. Say the word, and the ticket's yours.

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Dear alluring mystery man,

Don't you think it would make me a very, very stupid girl to fly across the world to meet some guy who has only revealed himself me in incremental text messages? Think about it.

Laci

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I thought every girl wanted to be swept off her feet by an alluring
mystery man, Laci? What more could a woman want? If the allure is
in the unknown, I'd be hard pressed to reveal myself before your
arrival. I should also remind you that I've not only revealed
myself in incremental emails, but in incremental donations as well.

In the end, the decision is yours. But remember, had I thought the
same way I might have asked myself why I should be sending
thousands of dollars across the globe without ever having spoken to
you personally? The greatest rewards in life often have the
greatest risk.

- -Anon

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The difference is that you've seen me. You know who I am, and you have some kind of idea about what kind of person I am. With you, all I know is that you're very charitable...but a charitable could be anybody. It doesn't say as much as years of videos and interactions.

I'm enticed. But I'll tell you this: I cannot, in my right mind, hop on a plane to meet an anonymous person. Charitable or not, it sounds like a recipe for disaster. You don't agree?

Laci

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Does it have to do with our former conversation???

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The question has already been asked. The answer is. The answer.
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mkrishnan

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Is it just me, or does the whole thing sound quite spammy and like a hoax to me? Okay, so you're blogging for a charity, good for you, but who is this person Laci, and why is someone offering to give you $20,000 for charity if you solve a riddle and in the same breath trying to solicit this Laci person to go on a date with him/her in Hong Kong and discussing the disposition of nude photographs? The whole business is very creepy. I'm not saying there isn't information encrypted or enriddled into the message...
 

renewed

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Is it just me, or does the whole thing sound quite spammy and like a hoax to me? Okay, so you're blogging for a charity, good for you, but who is this person Laci, and why is someone offering to give you $20,000 for charity if you solve a riddle and in the same breath trying to solicit this Laci person to go on a date with him/her in Hong Kong and discussing the disposition of nude photographs? The whole business is very creepy. I'm not saying there isn't information encrypted or enriddled into the message...
+1,000. This is weird appleguy123. I thought it was going to be just a riddle some dude wanted solved to donate money. Now he is trying to solicit a girl to come to Hong Kong to meet him, apparently she has already sent him nude pics (which she is thankful he will not distribute) and is now trying to figure out who he is. I don't know what kind of charity this is but it seems like a Criminal Minds episode to me.
 

appleguy123

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Okay here's the story. I am not vlogging for charity. Laci is .
I have been up for over 30 hours watching this mystery unfold.
-This guy has been donating large amounts of money (Over 7k so far) and playing games.
She didn't send him the nude pictures. He would pay her 30k if she did, but she didn't
We have been getting various clues as to the answer, but they don't seem to lead anywhere.
 

velocityg4

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Dec 19, 2004
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Needs a few more things:
Sex
A plot to kill someone
Epic action scenes that don't involve sitting by a computer for 28 hours :)
We need to find out his actually identity and the answer to the riddle.
Then it will be great.
Or a bunch of idiots making the worst decisions possible with over dramatic scenes and nonstop discussing for the average Lifetime/WE movie:p.

At least you got the donation.