Is this like some kind of new trend where there is a big market for networking/recognition type of events that people are actively trying to capitalize on? This e-mail was especially confusing as the wording sounded as if I somehow joined this.
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Subject: alan your who’s who submission
March 31st, 2008
alan yu, Welcome to our Canadian Inner Circle.
We are equipped and eager to direct clientele to you in vancouver. Our referral based program enables you to be reached by hundreds and thousands of Professionals along with your Peers with the purpose of doing business with you. We look forward to your imminent inclusion.
Our organization recognizes men and women who have achieved success in their respective fields. Continental Who’s Who is used as an outstanding professional resource throughout the World, providing a forum for Consulting, exposure and credibility.
Visit us at the address below and aquaint us with your History.
We look forward to your reply.
Very truly yours,
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Just like with that other offer Iâ€™m guessing there is some kind of sales pitch in all of this. Another thing that caught my attention is how all of these companies or organizations that are sending these unsolicited e-mails appear to be residing from New York. Is there like some kind of current government grant or incentive to encourage these types of start ups down there?
Similarly, they initially want you to fill out a form it seems with a bunch of personal information and the website itself seems to be pretty new considering the literature implies that the organization has been operating for awhile.
Itâ€™s kind of humorous how they mentioned that as a benefit of joining you can use them as a 3rd party endorsement for things like your resume or that you can announce your acceptance on press releases. Guess I wonâ€™t be receiving that prestigious plaque that they mentioned about as Iâ€™ll pass.