Saturday, April 24, 2010



This is something that happened to us on the way back from vacation last week. At first I didn't think much of it until now. The reason we were a little suspicious is we had been riding in a Jeep all day with 100 degree temperature and we stopped at a truck stop for something to drink. When I was leaving, a young girl followed me out and asked what kind of cologne I was wearing. Well, after seven hours in the car sweating, I don't think you could tell if I was or was not wearing any cologne. About 3 weeks ago, I was at a service station in Birmingham getting gas. It was about 9:30 pm. I was approached by two men and two women in a car. The man who was driving asked me, "What kind of perfume do you wear?" I was a bit confused and I asked him "Why?" He said, "We are selling some name brand perfumes, at cheap prices." I said I had no money.

He then reached out of the car and handed me paper that was laminated; it had many perfumes on it. I looked quickly at it and gave it back. I said, "I have no money." He said it is OK, we take check, cash, or credit cards. Then the other people in the car began to laugh. I just got in my car and left.

I received this email yesterday and it sent chills up my spine. Please read this. Here is the email I was sent:

Dear Friends: I know not all of you are women that I am sending this to, but I am hoping you will share this with your wives, daughters, mothers, sisters, etc. Our world seems to be getting crazier by the day; pipe bombs in mail boxes and psychos in parking lots with perfume. Be careful. I was approached yesterday afternoon around 5:30 PM in the WalMart parking lot by two males asking what kind of perfume I was wearing. Then they asked if I'd like to sample some fabulous scent they were willing to sell me at very reasonable rate. I probably would have agreed had I not received an email warning of a "Wanna smell this neat perfume?" scam. I told them "No thanks!"

The men continued to stand between parked cars; I guess to wait for someone else to hit on. I stopped a lady going towards them, pointing at them and told her about how I was sent an email at work about someone walking up to you at the malls or in parking lots and asking you to SNIFF PERFUME that they are selling at a cheap price or at least compare to which one you like best.


When you sniff it, you'll pass out. They'll take your wallet, your valuables and heaven knows what else. If it were not for this email, I probably would have sniffed the "perfume" but thanks to the generosity of an emailing friend, I was spared whatever might have happened to me. I wanted to do the same for you.


skymetalsmith said...
I thought something was familiar about this story.

Mona Lisa said...

With some of the smells those department store demonstrators try to force on customers, they're probably moonlighting doing this!