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Perfume warning
« on: February 25, 2006, 07:20:16 AM »
This is something my uncle sent me warning about this perfume scan. Please read it and follow the advice, These conartists are dangerous.

This is something that happened to us on the way back from vacation last spring. 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 degrees 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 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, I 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 spine.
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 mailboxes and sickos in parking lots with perfume. Be careful. I was approached yesterday afternoon around 5:30 PM in the Walmart parking lot by two males 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 a very reasonable rate. I probably would have agreed had I not received an e-mail warning of a "Wanna smell this neat perfume?" scam.

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.

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.

I wanted to do the same for you.

PLEASE PASS THIS ALONG TO ALL YOUR WOMEN FRIENDS AND PLEASE BE ALERT AND BE AWARE. IF YOU ARE A MAN AND RECEIVE THIS, PASS IT ON TO YOUR WOMEN FRIENDS.

Ladies, this happened to me yesterday and I didn't smell the perfume either, thanks to this email. This is true. Believe me, I know. I was over by Big Lots in the parking lot 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 desk. Like the email says above, LET EVERYONE KNOW ABOUT THIS - YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY, CO-WORKERS, whomever. It helped me. The first thing that popped into my head was this e-mail warning.


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Re: Perfume warning
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2006, 07:23:58 AM »
That's pretty creepy. :-X
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Re: Perfume warning
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2006, 07:33:25 AM »
Yeah...what country is this happening in?
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Re: Perfume warning
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2006, 07:37:28 AM »
Nevermind. EVERYBODY LOOK AT THIS SITE. These are people who gather all sorts of rumors and stuff that find out if they are true or not.
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Re: Perfume warning
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2006, 09:58:27 AM »
*whew!*  Looks like you can relax a little, Rosedragon.
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Re: Perfume warning
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2006, 10:30:41 AM »
Either way, It's scary! I'm a boy, and I'll try to pass it along anyway, just in case! And why would men sell perfume anyway? It doesn't make too much sense to me! :-\
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Re: Perfume warning
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2006, 11:22:06 AM »
...what so only women wear perfume/scent?? Lol i love these urban legends, they spread like wild fire!
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Re: Perfume warning
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2006, 11:27:15 AM »
woah, Rosedragon thats strange
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Re: Perfume warning
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2006, 11:27:35 AM »
And why would men sell perfume anyway? It doesn't make too much sense to me! :-\
They're hoping you'd ignore the rationality and instead focus on the price savings. ;P

That site dismisses the story of being true, saying the following:
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Ether is nasty, volatile stuff that requires a great deal more than a few brief inhalations to knock a person out.  In fact, it's hard to think of any substance that could produce the instant unconsciousness described here.

What about chloroform?  It's essentially the same thing as ether, but lacks the strong odor. ::)
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Re: Perfume warning
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2006, 12:29:23 PM »
It also talks about the fact that there are workers that do do the same thing (except don't try to kill/steal stuff)
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Re: Perfume warning
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2006, 02:58:59 AM »
That's just creepy. Whether or not it's a scam stranger things have happened.

Well in any case I usually always ignore the type of sellsman that approach people on the street. More often than not whatever they are selling isn't what it's cracked up to be.
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