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Old Master
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 10:15 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

This letter was posted to a blog in NewsBusters.org today. It is apparently making the rounds (but I haven't seen it in here.) If it has shown up in here already, you have my apologies.

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Dear Sir/Madam,

Random Selection as Development/Campaign Partner.

We hereby notify you that you have been selected as a partner in the World Campaign against Global Warming.

In this program, you will be required to organize a pro-environmental campaign against global warming and environmental pollution in your area/community with the funds provided to you by the World Foundation against Global Warming.

Note that this selection is subject to your acceptance and consent.

If you choose to accept this offer, you shall be awarded the sum of $610,000 and $950,000 for Individual and Corporate participation respectively. This sum is intended to facilitate your campaign.

Kindly respond, stating your acceptance to this notification and we shall give you more information on this program. Contact Mr. Zeeshan Ashraf on: [email protected]

The Earth is our habitation and we are responsible for it.

Faithfully,

Paul Brendan McGee
Our World Foundation.
Program Coordinator,
Campaign against Global Warming

www.ourworldfoundation.org.uk
www.globalwarming.org


A further quote from the NewsBusters article:

Quote:
"...the organizations listed at the end of the letter are real, but the names Paul Brendan McGee and Zeeshan Ashraf appear not to be. Better still:

There are even compilations of all the e-mail addresses that have been included in scam e-mails, and guess what: "[email protected]" is on the list, having previously appeared on a "fake lottery" variant of the classic Nigerian 419 fraud."


In subsequent e-mails they ask for your bank account info, into which the big bucks will be deposited.

Anybody seen this yet, or am I the last one to know?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:29 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Gonna bait him with an offer he can hardly refuse:

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Dear Mr. Ashraf:

I have just perused your most interesting e-mail notice re: my being selected to initiate an organization in my local area. I am most appreciative at being considered for this honour, but must refuse at the present time. My name is Terrence (Terry) Smyth, and I am owner and CEO of a thriving business, and our annual end of Fiscal Year "circus" is just about to start. If you have ever been involved in the business world I am sure you know to what I am referring.

As an enthusiastic supporter of an end to man-made global warming, however, your letter did start the thought processes buzzing around in the old bean, as it were. My company still have about three weeks until end of Fiscal Year, and sales are splendid thus far. Our Sales Projections Division estimate that at the end of this month we shall still have at least sixteen (16) unsold units sitting in our storage facilities in both London, UK, and in Colorado Springs, USA. If these motorcars are still on our inventory sheets at the end of the month, we must pay certain taxes on them, as you know...and those taxes can be substantial since all of our vehicles are high-end in value. Twelve of these motorcars are to be transferred to our executives for their private use, thereby converting a tax liability to a tax write-off as business expenses. That leaves four units...assuming our projections are accurate, and they normally are else my Director of Sales Projections gets a bleedin' good thwack on the noggin! That was a joke, old boy, from my RA days...actually he loses his bloody end-of-year bonus! HA! You may be able to tell I am happy...it is almost holiday time for me and my family!

Be that as it may...what I am proposing is to potentially donate these motorcars to your organization, provided yours is a bonafide, registered charitable or public-service entity as defined under the tax laws of both the UK and USA. If you can provide those certificates to me, the four motorcars are yours, free of any charges except for the routine registration and licensure costs that must, of necessity, be borne by you. These vehicles are the latest word in luxury and comfort, and have actually been outfitted with state of the art exhaust scrubbers on the order of what is in use in Her Majesty's nuclear submarine CO2 scrubbers.

If you are interested in receiving one, or all four (if projections hold) vehicles, please reply to this message soonest. Whilst this electronic mail is wonderful for certain business functions, there will need to be original tax-exemption certificates viewed by my legal officers, and then the transfer documents must be executed (signed) personally and delivered by courier or regular post. It is anticipated that possession of these motorcars may be transferred to your organization within a fortnight if all the papers are correct and completed.

I await your reply.

Cheers!

Maj.Terrence Smyth, VC, DSC
Chairman & CEO
Smyth Motorcars, Ltd.


Wonder if he'll have the correct certificates?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:06 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Love the response.

I personally blame global warming on scammers. They are also responsible for my driveway being washed away and my car accident.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:01 am Reply with quoteBack to top

So would you like me to reserve one of these high-end motorcars for you, lassie? Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:16 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I have a high end motorcar (although it's been referred to as a 'hair dressers' car) I'm currently upgrading to something more butch and manly.

Maybe you could get your global warming lad to design me a car. My company pays very well for concept designs and models.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:48 am Reply with quoteBack to top

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although it's been referred to as a 'hair dressers' car)


Does this mean it has one of those hair dryer turbine thingies under the bonnet ?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:59 am Reply with quoteBack to top

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They are also responsible for my driveway being washed away and my car accident.


Just what do you wash your driveway with, Nasty?
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