View Full Version : Check Out These iPod-Offering Clowns!

Nov 11, 2003, 12:41 PM
Ha! Just got the most preposterous e-mail. Here it goes:<p>


As part of our Grand Opening promotion of www.portable-paradise.com, we are running a prizedraw. Your email address was automatically selected from an email marketing list, and you have now actually won an amazing Apple iPod!

This is the premium portable music player:

* 40 GB Storage (10,000 songs)
* 8 hours battery life
* 25 minutes skip protection
* Firewire and USB2
* The simplest and most user-friendly interface
* MSRP $499

With this, you can take 10,000 songs with you anywhere.
Your entire music collection in a 6.2 ounce package!

You can also use it for:

* Personal voice recorder.
* Portable hard drive data storage
* Digital camera photo backups
* Four built-in games
* Calendar
* Stores your notes, and contacts.

Also, at our online portable electronics store you will receive a lifetime V.I.P. membership. This includes a 15% discount on any product that we have for sale!

Wow! Sounds too good to be true? Well, you are invited to simply login to our site and claim your prize that you have already won. There are only two other winners out of many thousands of emails, so do count yourself lucky!

We have provided the following web link for you, it is temporary and expires in 72 hours. If you do not visit within this time, your prize shall unfortunately be returned to the prize pool.
Here is your link!

On this page you will need to enter your pass code number to proceed:

pass code: xxxxx

This is very important. Do not lose that number! Provide us with your details, and we will have your iPod shipped out to you.
We hope that you will enjoy your new iPod!<p>

Of course the website is bogus. Just spammers trying to verify a working address. If you see this, toss it immeadiately!