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Old 05 May 2005, 08:59   #1
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Scam Warning

I have just received a copy of the email shown below I leave it to you warn as many contacts as possible :- sorry about the layout

-----Original Message-----


>Subject : Police Notification
> >
> >We have the following alerts to issue.
> >
> >About 3 weeks ago, I was at the Shell station in London getting
> >
> >diesel. It was about 11:30 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 is OK, we take cheque, cash or credit cards'.
> >
> >Then the people in the car began to laugh. I got in my car and said no
> >thanks.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >Today I received this e-mail and it sent chills up my spine.
> >
> >Please read this. Here is the e-mail I was sent :
> >
> >Be careful. I was approached yesterday afternoon around 3:30 pm in
> >
> >Tesco car park in Sheffield when two males asked 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 a very reasonable rate.
> >
> >I probably would have agreed had I not received an e-mail some weeks
> >
> >ago warning of a 'Wanna smell this neat perfume?' scam.
> >
> >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 e-mailing friend, I was spared
> >whatever
> >
> >might have happened to me.
> >
> >
> >
> >PLEASE PASS THIS TO ALL YOUR WOMEN FRIENDS AND BE ALERT AND BE AWARE.
> >
> >
> >
> >IF YOU ARE A MAN AND RECEIVE THIS, PASS IT ON TO YOUR WOMEN FRIENDS.
> >
> >
> >
> >My colleague has been informed as below yesterday;
> >
> >I didn't smell the perfume , thanks to this email.
> >
> >I was over by the car park at lunch time 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 home. Like the email says
> >above,
> >
> >
> >
> >LET EVERYONE KNOW ABOUT THIS.
> >
> >
> >
> >Also "BEWARE OF NEW CAR-JACKING SCAM - NOT A JOKE!
> >
> >This is from a Rotherham Police Officer.
> >
> >Imagine you walk across the car park, unlock your car and get inside.
> >
> >You lock all your doors, start the engine and shift into reverse.
> >
> >You look into the rear-view mirror to back out of your parking space
> >
> >and you notice a piece of paper stuck to the middle of the rear window.
> >
> >You unlock your doors and jump out of your car to remove the paper
> >
> >or whatever it is) that is obstructing your view....
> >
> >When you reach the back of your car, the car-jackers appear out of
> >
> >nowhere, jump into your car and take off.
> >
> >Your engine would be running (Ladies would have their handbag in the
> >
> >car) and they practically mow you down as they speed off in your car.
> >
> >
> >
> >BE AWARE OF THIS SCHEME THAT IS NOW BEING USED
> >
> >
> >
> >Just drive away and remove the paper from your window later and be
> >
> >thankful you read this notice.
> >
> >
> >
> >PLEASE inform all friends and family, especially women.
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Old 05 May 2005, 09:58   #2
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I love urban myths.......

From the only urban myth reference site worth using, www.snopes.com....

1) Perfume Scam. Nope, Sorry, see http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/perfume.asp

2) Car jacking, errm, nope, sorry again! http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/carjack.asp

Amazing how the location changes USA to UK but the legend stays the same.

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Thanks for the info Alan but what happens if some smart arse crook tries to put this into practice? Perhaps we should just mis trust everyone these days!!
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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.'
It's obviously Meme!!!
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It's obviously Meme!!!
Did they mention shell suits as well
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In Swansea they would get mugged for the Ether - sound like great stuff - mmm sniff sniff!!!!!
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The Ether trick maybe a good "scam" for all budding villains apparently it is HIGHLY HIGHLY inflammable when it evaporates the fumes spread rapidly so a smoking villain may soon ending smelling of pork scratchings
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