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  •  It's not just Republicans (4+ / 0-)

    and it's not just business people.

    My kids got this when they were in HS, because they'd been picked to be in 'Who's Who in HS' or some such crap. Of course, you had to buy the damn book, which costs a fortune.

    And I've gotten them, even though I don't have a business, for educators, designers, etc.

    Those don't even give you a dinner with somebody remotely famous - it's just 'we're giving you this great honor you didn't ask for, and it will only cost you $XX(XXXXX)'

    They just pull names off list. I've gotten them for my daughter's made-up mailing list name, which she did in HS (it was a class project) - and she's been out of HS for almost 20 yrs.

    •  My mom (2+ / 0-)

      Fell for the whole Who's Who thing, she just couldn't help it, even though I knew it was a scam based on the other students I knew who had gotten them...there was no way it was really a big honor!

      I work with my father in the business he started, and he's gotten this whole other level of similar scam--people call you saying they want to do a piece on your business for some television show. They flatter you a lot, make it seem if they are just fascinated by what you do, and then mention that you yourself with have to cover the production costs of this piece they are doing for tv, to the tune of about $15,000.

      A man can believe anything he wants, as long as he doesn't frighten my dog.

      by RiotLibrarian on Tue Oct 19, 2010 at 06:43:52 AM PDT

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