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PostSubject: Perfume Scam?   Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:21 pm

I got this in an email today from my cousin. I thought I would pass it along to everyone here.


Subject: Perfume alert


Warning For Women...Serious!



MAKE SURE YOUR DAUGHTERS, FRIENDS, RELATIVES, ETC. KNOW!

This was written by a guy from KVLY-TV in Fargo.


This is something that happened to us on the way back from vacation last week. At first I didn't think much of it until now. The reason we were a little suspicious is we had been riding in a jeep all day with 100 degree temps and we stopped at a truck stop for something to drink.

When I was leaving, a young girl followed me out and asked what kind of cologne I was wearing.

Well, after 7 hours in the car sweating, I don't think you could tell if I was or was not wearing any cologne. We just got in the jeep and said no thanks.

Then it was about 3 weeks ago, I was at a service station in Birmingham getting gas. It was about 9:30 pm. I was approached by 2 men and 2 women in a car. The man that was driving asked me, 'What kind of perfume do you wear?'

I was a bit confused and I asked him, 'Why?'

He said, 'We are selling some name brand perfumes, at cheap prices.'

I said I had no money. He then reached out of the car and handed me paper that was laminated; it had many perfumes on it. I looked quickly at it and gave it back. I said, 'I have no money.' He said, 'It's OK - we take check, cash, or credit cards.'



Then the people in the car began to laugh. I just got in my car and said no thanks.

Then I received this e-mail yesterday and it sent chills up my spine. Please read this. It is no joke. Here is the e-mail I was sent:



Dear Friends:

I know not all of you are women that I am sending this to, but am hoping you will share this with your wives, daughters, mothers, sisters, etc. Our world seems to be getting crazier by the day. Pipe bombs in mail boxes and sickos in parking lots with perfume. Be careful. I was approached yesterday afternoon around 5:30 PM in the Wal-Mart parking lot by two men asking what kind of perfume I was wearing. Then they asked if I'd like to sample some fabulous scent they were willing to sell me at very reasonable rate. I probably would have agreed had I not received an e-mail warning of a 'Wanna smell this neat perfume?' scam.

The men continued to stand between parked cars, I guess to wait for someone else to hit on. I stopped a lady going towards them, pointing at them and told her about how I was sent an e-mail at work about someone walking up to you at the malls o r in parking lots and asking you to SNIFF PERFUME that they are selling at a cheap price or at least compare to which one you like best.

THIS IS NOT PERFUME... IT IS ETHER!

When you sniff it, you'll pass out. They'll take your wallet, your valuables and heaven knows what else. If it were not for this e-mail, I probably would have sniffed the 'perfume' but thanks to the generosity of an emailing friend, I was spared whatever might have happened to me. I wanted to do the same for you.

PLEASE PASS THIS ALONG TO ALL YOUR WOMEN FRIENDS AND BE ALERT AND AWARE. IF YOU ARE A MAN AND RECEIVE THIS, PASS IT ON TO YOUR WOMEN FRIENDS.

Ladies, this happened to me yesterday and I didn't smell the perfume either, thanks to this email. This is true . Believe me, I know. I was over by Big Lots in the parking lot at lunchtime when I was approached.

So, either day or night, it does not matter. There were 3 guys together when I was approached. I called the police when I got back to my desk. Like the email says above, LET EVERYONE KNOW ABOUT THIS - YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY, COWORKERS, whomever. It helped me. The first thing that popped into my head was this email warning.


Not to ruin your day - just be cautious and alert at all times.

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PostSubject: Re: Perfume Scam?   Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:30 pm

OMG thanks for the warning Kriss affraid i will definaltely be more careful
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PostSubject: Re: Perfume Scam?   Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:01 pm

Thanks for sharing Kriss. I passed it along to some people.
Seems it's just getting worse and worse as the economy gets worse. Scary!
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PostSubject: Re: Perfume Scam?   Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:26 pm

thank you Kriss.
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PostSubject: Re: Perfume Scam?   Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:25 pm

I checked this out on snopes.com and it is FALSE


http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/perfume.asp
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PostSubject: Re: Perfume Scam?   Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:37 pm

Thanks Dream, that is good to know Smile I will have to remember that snopes web site geek

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PostSubject: Re: Perfume Scam?   Wed Oct 08, 2008 5:14 pm

Good detective work Dream! Thanks for easing our minds.
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