Read the email about the dangers of perfume — and learn if it’s true or an urban legend (the perfume hoax)
THIS IS SO WEIRD!!! I (along with another co-worker of mine) were approached
here at Rep, Inc. (where I work) in the parking lot when we came back from lunch
one day about two weeks ago by two women in a white car! They called out to us and
said they wanted to ask us a question. We thought they probably wanted directions
or something (if you know where I work, you know that if someone is back here in
the parking lot, they are probably here to see someone specifically - or lost). We
didn't move toward them, but asked what their question was.
The passenger proceeded to ask what type of perfume we wore and what brands we liked.
She said she had many samples and was selling perfume at rock bottom prices and asked
us to come over to their car and "smell" some samples. We told them there
was no soliciting here at Rep, Inc. and that we were on our lunch break and had to
get inside and quickly walked inside. They drove off and we never thought much about
it until I received this e-mail today.
Some of you got this email (see below) some weeks ago like me. I just wanted to pass
along that I was approached yesterday afternoon at around 3:30 p.m. in the Walmart
parking lot by 2 males asking what kind of perfume I was wearing.
I didn't stop to answer them and kept walking toward the store. At the same time
I remembered this email. The men continued to stand between parked cars-I guess to
wait on someone else to hit on. I stopped a lady walking toward them, pointed at
them, and told her what they might ask and NOT to let them get near her. When that
happened, the men and a lady (I don't know where she came from!) started walking
the other way toward their car parked in far corner of the parking lot.
I WAS SENT AN E-MAIL AT WORK ABOUT SOMEONE WALKING UP TO YOU AT A MALL OR PARKING
LOT AND ASKING YOU TO SNIFF PERFUME THEY ARE SELLING AT A CHEAP PRICE. THIS ISN'T
REALLY PERFUME BUT ETHER, AND YOU WILL PASS OUT AND THEY TAKE YOUR WALLET AND ALL
YOUR VALUABLES. THIS IS NOT A PRANK E-MAIL, THIS IS TRUE BECAUSE I WAS STOPPED IN
GOVERNORS SQUARE PARKING LOT TODAY.
A MAROON CAR PULLED UP TO ME WITH TWO FEMALES. THE FEMALE ON THE PASSENGER SIDE ROLLED
DOWN THE WINDOW AND ASKED ME IF I WOULD BE INTERESTED IN "SNIFFING" SOME
PERFUME THEY WERE SELLING. I REMEMBERED THE E-MAIL I JUST RECEIVED YESTERDAY, AND
SAID NO. SHE ASKED ME A SECOND TIME, I KEPT ON WALKING SAID NO ONCE AGAIN AND THEY
PULLED OFF. IF IT WEREN'T FOR THE E-MAIL, I VERY WELL MAY HAVE DONE IT. PLEASE PASS
THIS ON TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND TELL THEM TO BEWARE. THIS IS TRUE!!
IF IT WEREN'T FOR THE E-MAIL I GOT YESTERDAY, I COULD VERY WELL MAY HAVE BEEN A VICTIM.
REMEMBER TO PASS THIS ON!!!!!
I just heard on the radio about a lady that was asked to sniff a bottle of
perfume that another woman was selling for $8.00. (In a mall parking lot). She told
the story that it was her last bottle of perfume that regularly sells for $49.00
but she was getting rid of it for only $8.00, sound legitimate? That's what the victim
thought, but when she awoke she found out that her car had been moved to another
parking area and she was missing all her money that was in her wallet (total of $800.00).
Pretty steep for a sniff of perfume!
Anyway, the perfume wasn't perfume at all, it was some kind of ether or strong substance
to cause anyone who breathes the fumes to black out.
SO beware..... Christmas time is coming and we will be going to malls shopping and
we will have cash on us. Ladies, please don't be so trusting of others and beware
of your surroundings - ALWAYS! Obey your instincts!
Please pass this on to your friends, sisters, mothers and all the women in your life
you care about.......we can never be too careful!!!!*
This is not true and variations of these emails are still going around the net.