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Re: Sir Richard Branson Letter. by arty_farty on 10 February 2006 1:30pm
 
thanx
 
Re: Sir Richard Branson Letter. by tucsonmike on 12 February 2006 2:53am
 
Well I contacted Marketing Guru Seth Godin
http://www.sethgodin.com

about our little project. I told him the sleazy ulterior motive was so that we could get together without paying for it.
 
Re: Sir Richard Branson Letter. by bandgeek512 on 12 February 2006 3:34am
 
Okay, since there are seven pages of this, I have one thing to say:

Someone fill Layne in, quickly! She wants to know what's going on! Plus, whatever it is, she thinks she wants to participate!
 
Re: Sir Richard Branson Letter. by sighthound on 12 February 2006 5:18am
 
Hey, should we add a note of congrats to Sir Richard for backing Fossett in breaking the non-stop flight distance record? Great accomplishment!

(I spent an incredibly cold, wonderful night at Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert in 1986, waiting to welcome back the Voyager with Burt Rutan and Jeana Yeager, when they set the previous record. A great night/day, one of my most cherished memories.)
 
Re: Sir Richard Branson Letter. by tucsonmike on 12 February 2006 5:36am
 
We can add something as congrats. Might help our case. Layne, bottom line. We are trying to get Sir Richard Branson to fund a get together so we are passing a letter around.
 
Re: Sir Richard Branson Letter. by arty_farty on 12 February 2006 1:15pm
 
MIKE!!!! is that the reson why people i don't know are emailing me with some guff about me aiding them in monetary transactions? plz stop it its scaring me.
 
Re: Sir Richard Branson Letter. by tucsonmike on 12 February 2006 5:42pm
 
Poor Arty. You have just been introduced to what is called a 419 scam. One of the banes of the Internet. You can turn them over to the authorities or just delete them.
I get them daily and since I taught Internet Security classes (when they net was younger and more primitive) I know they all have the same ring to them.
Don't worry Arty. You delete them and they are gone POOF!
 
Re: Sir Richard Branson Letter. by bandgeek512 on 15 February 2006 2:01am
 
Oh, yeah, don't ever, ever, ever fall for those scams. In the case of the email that was sent via Palin fans, you know that it was from us, hence its authenticity. But, when it comes to the people saying "This person died and we have money for you" or "We need money for this", it's junk.
 
Re: Sir Richard Branson Letter. by tucsonmike on 15 February 2006 2:38am
 
They are called 419 scams because that is the paragraph number in the Nigerian criminal code where the scam began. It started in the early 1980's pre computer, but then of course it was typewriters and the scammer would sit there with a copy of Burke's Peerage.

I'll have to find it, there is a site called scamblasters where people actually bait these guys. The scam has spread worldwide and they all have the gist of needing help in moving money which ends up being YOUR money. The scammer will try and get you to come to their country, stay in a hotel (run by a friend or relative) and drag it out until you are broke.
 
Re: Sir Richard Branson Letter. by sighthound on 15 February 2006 5:20am
 
or just get your bank account number from which the money will magically disappear....
 
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