Monday, March 13, 2006
Fame or Vanity?
OK, here was one to brighten up my Monday morning! Amongst all the lovely spam in the shop inbox was this little gem
It appears someone out there has noticed my little online store and so I am invited to join the very grand sounding PRESTIEGE INTERNATIONAL WHO'S WHO REGISTRIES OF OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONALS
Sweet, I am sooooo flattered! They are even offering me a free holiday.. and no cost involved.. well that's what it says
The email links to a rather shabby website, so professional indeed that if you click the stock quotes link you are unceremoniously dumped on the Yahoo finance pages!
The bit that really tickled my cockles is under the Header WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
Members of Prestige Who's Who Registries will receive a 9 x 12 Wall Plaque Of Achievement. It has a gold front, your name is custom laser engraved at the top and it will read "The Recipient Named Above Is Included In The 2006-2007 Prestige International Who's Who Registries of Outstanding Professionals. Inclusion is limited to the individuals who have demonstrated Leadership And Achievement in their Industry, Occupation Or Profession.
It's OK folks, I will find a piece of slate out the back garden and scrawl on it I'm one of those mugs who replies to spam emails Well, it would be a more honest item to stick on my office wall....Wouldn't it?
The Spam email in full, Images may vanish in time......
Received: from roshiki.com (188.8.131.52) by WS1 (MailMax 4. 8. 3. 0) with ESMTP id 38461528 for firstname.lastname@example.org; Mon, 13 Mar 2006 01:37:26 +0000 GST
From: "Prestige Reserach Department"
Subject: Your Invite to Prestige Who's Who Regristries
Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2006 20:37:04 -0500
Board of Directors
Prestige International Who's Who Registries • 300 Motor Parkway, Suite 200, Hauppauge, NY 11773 • (631) 654-4045