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From: "Julie Long" <>
Subject: Re: Ladies beware (Non gen)
Date: Thu, 17 May 2001 22:44:48 +0100
References: <001701c0dead$9a745e80$635393c3@y6x5n5> <00b601c0df19$9225c860$5be29aa5@z6y1u7>

The knock-out perfume story can be found on the urban legends and myths

Kind regards

----- Original Message -----
From: "Shirley Serdar" <>
To: <>
Sent: 17 May 2001 22:37
Subject: Re: Ladies beware (Non gen)

> Don't know which Newcastle you are referring to, but that story has been
> around here in Ontario as well. I heard about it last year, but do not
> of anyone who was affected by it. Forwarned is forearmed, as the saying
> goes. But then again, is it another "Hoax"??
> Shirley
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Beryl Cooper" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2001 4:43 AM
> Subject: Ladies beware (Non gen)
> > I went to my monthly ladies meeting last night and a fellow member read
> out an email she had received from the Newcastle area about a perfume scam
> which works as follows:-
> >
> > It usually takes place in a very busy crowded car park ( for instance a
> supermarket ). The woman finds a space and then is either locking, or
> returning with her shopping and unlocking, her car. She is then approached
> by two harmless looking men, one from the front and the other from the
> of the car, so that she is sandwiched between the two of them. They then
> talk about perfume, asking which one she is wearing or which is her
> favourite etc. They go on to say that there is to be a new one launched
> soon and would she like to buy some at a greatly reduced price and offer
> the chance of sampling the smell - for goodness sake do not accept the
> offer. The bottle contains an obnoxious liquid which, when sniffed, makes
> you immediately pass out!!! They then rob you of everything you have and
> vanish.
> > There are always loads of people around but nobody notices anything
> suspicious - just three people talking between cars - no shouting or
> etc.
> >
> > I just thought I would let you 'girls' know - it might never happen in
> your area but at least you have been forewarned.
> >
> > Regards - Beryl
> >
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