Thursday, January 14, 2010

Spam or not?

I got this email today....spam or not?

Dear W. DAVIS,

It is my pleasure to inform you that you are being considered for inclusion in the upcoming 2011 Edition of Who's Who in the World, which is scheduled for publication in November 2010.

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I congratulate you on the achievements that have brought your name to the attention of our editorial committee. We look forward to hearing from you.


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alison said...

You-who is-who Who's-who Who-who Too-who


I-who got-who one-who two-who!


-Dr.-who *bwahahahaha ... who*


Volguen said...

I found your blog because I got the very same e-mail and google the first sentence hoping to know if this was a hoax or not...
I actually think it's not a spam based on other blogs I found but I am still in doubt.

2paw said...

No this is definitely not spam, Surely they have heard of your success with Mondays and your now ongoing dealings with Tuesdays and find you to be a pioneer in Day Communication!!!

Karin said...

Hi there!
I got the same email today.
Since I do not consider myself important or interesting enough to be on such publication - I assume that it is spam.

Wendy said...

Hello everyone - especially Karin and Volguen (first time commenters I believe)!

Sadly I think we will have to find for spam in this case. Like you Karin I found it a little bit baffling that I would receive such an email. Of course, as Cindy 2paw quite rightly recognises one day, perhaps in the not too distant future, the world will come to recognise my pioneering work in battling the various days of the week. Until then I think we must leave it as spam. It's definitely more interesting than the obvious "send me all your savings and you will become rich" spam. But, spam i think it is nonetheless.


Wendy said...

Oh and made me actually Laugh Out Loud !

alison said...

Glad to be of service.

A day without a laugh is a day wasted.

Wendy said...

so so true :)