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Old 05-03-2006, 08:24 AM   #1
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OT: Scam warning
I got an email today about a scam that I thought might be worth sharing in case it helps anyone out there. People have reported that they were approached in a parking lot by a small group (one or two women, two or three men) asking "what kind of perfume are you wearing" and offering to sell heavily discounted perfumes. They have sample cards they ask you to sniff. Supposedly the sample to sniff is ether which will make you pass out, and then you get robbed.

Incredibly horrible to imagine that this might be true, but I figured it can't hurt to post the info just in case. I don't think I would engage with people approaching me in a parking lot and my DH is allergic to perfume so I never wear any...

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Old 05-03-2006, 08:33 AM   #2
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Whenever I get anything like that, I look it up at snopes.com. Like many others, this one is fake. We have enough to worry about in the world without worrying about things that aren't true!
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Old 05-03-2006, 08:53 AM   #3
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Thrilled to know it is a false rumor! Things that start out protesting the truth of the story make me suspicious and I'm always more worried about an email virus than the content of the story!!
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Old 05-03-2006, 01:02 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Kirochka
Whenever I get anything like that, I look it up at snopes.com.
I am always checking that site for stuff people send me. Usually it's fake.
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Old 05-03-2006, 01:05 PM   #5
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Old 05-03-2006, 01:07 PM   #6
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I used to get tons of forwards like this all the time, I checked them too, but with a twist. I forward the correct info about it being fake back to the person that sent it and to everyone they sent it to, yes this sounds harsh, but all my "friends" quickly learned to not send forwards like that to me. Hopefully they also learned to check stuff out as well.

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Originally Posted by photogirl72
I know, I'm a stinker...
No way! I'd much rather get the correct info! Nothing stinky about it!! I was going to do exactly what you said when I found out the truth, but had already deleted the email...maybe I'm a stinker too??
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i forward them back too because they irritate me. My brother has become the worst offender. i think he forwards them to me just i will look and he doesn't have to...

seriously...teach a man to fish and he will still make me clean it!
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seriously...teach a man to fish and he will still make me clean it!
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Originally Posted by brendajos
i forward them back too because they irritate me. My brother has become the worst offender. i think he forwards them to me just i will look and he doesn't have to...

seriously...teach a man to fish and he will still make me clean it!
I know someone like that. She actually said don't bother sending her the corrections and that she won't look them up first. Her theory is better safe than sorry...what a doof. :rollseyes: She hasn't sent me much lately thank goodness.
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