Not so long ago one of my fellow Thanet bloggers, Big Adem, exposed an email scam in which the perps were claiming to be dispensing hundreds of pounds worth of M&S vouchers in conjunction with Persimmon Homes. Of course, it turned out to be b*lls.
Now, it would appear, I've fallen foul of a similar scam. This time we're being promised a free case of Veuve Clicquot champagne. Here's what the email says:
Hello all Champagne lovers. Send this message to 10 people, with a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org Veuve Clicquot France will contact you in order to deliver to you a case of champagne in three weeks. They are doing this to enlarge their database. It does work and you receive 6 bottles in 15 days. Thanks Anna x
Now, upon checking Mr Markp's email address, it would appear to belong to a South African leisure and property business. And just for comparison, here is the French champagne company Veuve Clicquot's site. I rest my case. Or is it half a case? I do wish these spammers would at least be consistent.
Anyhow, as regular readers know my favourite tipple is Krug so it's no loss. And if exposing this gets me 5000+ hits like it did Big Adem, I'll be opening a few bottles this evening!
Update: From Veuve Clicquot's website:
A promotional deal is currently on the Net regarding a free offer of a case of 6 bottles of Veuve Clicquot champagne.
This is a hoax, totally beyond our control; and, of course, we are not the author. We do not gather any e-mail nor build up any database.
We strongly condemn the author of this hoax and hope that it will end.
Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin