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Old 05-22-2004, 01:21 PM   #1
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FYI - We have seen this warning before and unfortunately it does happen.

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I thought this was worthy of passing along. This was sent to my wife, by a close friend. The last comments are from her:

This is something that happened to Ryan and me on the way back from Texas 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. So this does happen. To all my female friends- It was about 3 weeks ago, I was at the Shell station in Henderson, Kentucky getting gas. It was about 11:30pm. 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 not 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, mother, sisters, etc. Our world seems to be getting crazier by the day. Pipe bombs in mailboxes and sickos in parking lots with perfume. Be very careful. I was approached yesterday afternoon around 3:30 pm in the Wal-Mart parking lot at University Drive in Evansville, Indiana 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 email some weeks ago 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 a e-mail at work, about someone walking up to you at the malls or in parking lots, and asking you to SNIFF PERFUM that they are selling at a cheap price. THIS IS NOT PERFUME...IT IS ETHER! When you sniff it, you'll pass out. And 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 emailing 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 (Owensboro, Kentucky) 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, COWORKERS, who ever. It helped me. The first thing that popped in my head was this e-mail warning.
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i had something like that happen to me a few weeks ago in milwaukee
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BUT BUT BUT....it was in e-mail it HAD to be true!
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Even if it ain't true, it'* a good reminder that anyone trying to sell you something in another store'* parking lot is probably up to no good...
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http://www.snopes.com/horrors/robbery/perfume.htm

Thank you. People please search www.snopes.com before you ever forward or post any "danger" or "free stuff" e-mail... they are almost all scams, and snopes has the backstory on almost all of them. It'* another great internet resource... kinda like BC! [/url]
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I actually did have someone walk up to me while I was getting gas and ask me if I wanted to buy some cologne. The person had a car with others in it following him and I told him I wasn't interested and that I only wear the real stuff. It was very strange though- you never know if something will happen. Maybe not with the ether theory but something else could've happened.
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I actually did have someone walk up to me while I was getting gas and ask me if I wanted to buy some cologne. The person had a car with others in it following him and I told him I wasn't interested and that I only wear the real stuff. It was very strange though- you never know if something will happen. Maybe not with the ether theory but something else could've happened.
You never told me about that!
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