Virtual Real Estate Solutions : Warning new scam across US, thought you should know !

Warning new scam across US, thought you should know !

>>This was written by a guy from KVLY-TV in Fargo ; see bottom of
>>MSG. This is true. Scary!
>>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, have no money. He said it is 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
>>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?"
>>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 or 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.
>>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. I wanted to do the same for you.

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Comment balloon 6 commentsMelissa Grant • August 19 2007 06:50PM


Wow, this one is still around?  I thought it had died of old age years ago (though these things never really die, do they - they just keep going round and round and round and round). 

This is almost one of the originals - you've stumbled onto a classic! 

Remember, Snopes is your friend (who does all the research for you)! 


Posted by Tricia Jumonville, Texas REALTOR , Agent With Horse Sense (Bradfield Properties) almost 10 years ago
Melissa - Thank you.  With your permission I would like to copy and paste this into an email and send it to all my friends.  I hope all is well.
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 10 years ago
Go for it. I don't know how real this is, but my best friend a couple of weeks ago was telling me how there were people at the mall ( florida) in the parking lot carrying backpacks selling supposedly rendition perfume. They had sample sniffs on what she thought were swatches ( material) for people to smell. With her allergies she won't smell anything. But then today I received this so better safe than sorry !
Posted by Melissa Grant, The Law of Attraction In Life & Business (A Serendipity World) almost 10 years ago

Melissa, George, click on Snopes above for the real scoop on this one before you start sending this hoax around.  It's an old hoax that's been making the rounds of the internet since at least 1999, because people keep passing it on without checking. There's been precisely ONE case of this reported, back then, and the report (not confirmed) has some hinky things about it.


Posted by Tricia Jumonville, Texas REALTOR , Agent With Horse Sense (Bradfield Properties) almost 10 years ago
Thanks for all the input, my motto, better safe than sorry ! I will start checking them out on th esite listed above ( never knew of it )
Posted by Melissa Grant, The Law of Attraction In Life & Business (A Serendipity World) almost 10 years ago

Melissa, thanks for sharing this. I will pass it on to my sister.


Posted by Leon Austin, Colorado Springs Mobile Notary (Mobile Notary Services) almost 10 years ago

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