IS DENNY REALLY DEAD?

AN EDGY E-MAIL PRANK (OR IS IT ART?) RUFFLES FEATHERS WHILE TESTING THE LIMITS OF ONLINE STORYTELLING

So I'm sitting in the office minding my own business when this E-mail pops up from some guy named Denny Reikert. "The following accounts have reference numbers way out of sequence," his note says. "Do these need to be updated in some way?" Then he lists them: Warren Road, Rexx, the Ogden Group, Ladybell Textiles.

Rexx? Ogden? Ladybell? I don't know what this character is talking about, and I've never heard of his outfit, the Dysson Foundation. I E-mail him back to say just that. His quick response: Oops. Could I delete the errant message?

Then another E-mail arrives, this one...

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