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Smith ’69, Purdue ’75. Anarchist; agnostic. Writer. Steward of the Pascal Emory house, an 1871 Second-Empire Victorian; of Sylvie, a 1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SL; and of Taz, a purebred Cockador who sets the standard for her breed. Happy enough for the present in Massachusetts, but always looking East.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Mr. Larry Duke to the Rescue

I was getting a little nervous about how the bills were going to get paid this month, but not to worry. The Universe has it under control. I just received this email notification, and not a day too soon.

Of course, sadly, I won't be able to keep the BMW. I'll have to sell it and use the money for mortgage, utilities, and so on. These babies are worth between $45K and $60K...that should keep me in heat and hot water for a few months.

Here's the email (eat your hearts out, fellow cybercitizens):


Reference Number: BMW:2551256003/23‎
From: smccleary@cogeco.ca on behalf of bmwclaimsoffice1@yahoo.co.uk



Dear Winner,

The BMW Automobile Company, wishes to congratulate you on your success as one of our Ten(10) Star Prize Winner in this
years International Awareness Promotion (IAP) held on Saturday 12th May 2007,in London.

This makes you the proud owner of a brand new BMW 5 Series, car and a cash prize of £750,000.00 GBP. To begin
processing of your prize contact:

Mr. Thomas Hooper,
BMW Agent
E-mail: bmwclaimsoffice6@o2.pl
Phone: +44 70457 08086

Contact him, with your, Serial No: BMWP/556543450906 and Ref No:BMW:2551256003/23.

Also provide listed information:
Names:
Address:
Age:
Occupation:
Phone no:
Country:

Regards,
Mr. Larry Duke.

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8 Comments:

Blogger Damian said...

How real was that? I mean are u making fun of email chains? Or did u really get the car?

2:42 PM  
Blogger Damian said...

How real was that? I mean are u making fun of email chains? Or did u really get the car?

2:42 PM  
Blogger Cicily Corbett said...

gee, let me think. a total stranger contacts me from the "bmw company"--which has an email address in POLAND--in a letter full of punctuation errors (like commas between the subject and verb of a sentence)--and asks me to supply him with personal information about myself and he will gift me with a $50,000 car out of the blue....

and i, an educated person, send this total stranger my personal information? and he actually sends me a car?? yes, that's what happened. definitely.

8:39 AM  
OpenID fourgotten said...

You too, eh? Excellent! This guy sure is generous... 'course he asked me to contact a different rep:

Mr. Alex Jeferson,BMW Agent
E-mail: asigned-alexjeferson2@hotmail.com
Phone: +4470 3195 3896 ,+4470 3199 7962

10:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeh me too watch this : You have won a BMW X6 CONCEPT CAR 2009 and 750.000.00 G.B.P con.tact Mr.Freeman Sandler, BMW . E.mail: f.sandler1@hotmail.com with Ref-No:BMW:6678BMW45/09. And personal details.Regards, Mr. Larry Duke !!!!

9:52 AM  
Blogger raggmopp said...

What a coincidence! Good ol' Larry sent me a similar note...what a guy!

This makes you the proud owner of a brand new
BMW X6 CONCEPT CAR 2009 and a cash prize of £750,000.00GBP.
To begin processing of your prize contact:
Mr. Alex Jeferson,BMW Agent
E-mail: redeem-alexjeferson6@hotmail.com
Contact him, with your, Serial No: BMWP/556543450906 and
RefNo:BMW:2551256003/23

Can't wait to take it out for a drive and spend some of that hard-earned cash! :)

12:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey pleeeeeeeeeas somebody help me i get this massage and i send it back to the mr.larry and i wrote my personality information do i have to wait or this is just lies please talk to me on my e mail and be sure bye and thnx 4 every thing
soso_soso_love_10@hotmail.com

9:10 PM  
Blogger mathan said...

:) folks..

DO not try to call those fake numbers.These are premium numbers similar to 0845. You will lose your money and Do not encourage this kinda of fraud people.

Beware of these idiots...

2:53 AM  

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