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Old 07-07-2006, 02:55 PM   #1
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head caretaker of marine aquarium

what's this mail i just got...i didn't open it.....from the head caretaker
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Old 07-07-2006, 03:35 PM   #2
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I got this too. What I'm wondering is what about people that own everything except for the Flags screensaver.
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Old 07-07-2006, 07:53 PM   #3
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Can you please send the entire message including extended headers to my e-mail at feldon@feldoncentral.com?
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Old 07-07-2006, 08:23 PM   #4
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This is legit. Our marketing team has come up with a special offer to coincide the Prolific releasing a new shopping cart.
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Old 07-07-2006, 08:32 PM   #5
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This is only available to existing customers. Also, the DVD is available for Sale on prolific.com as well.
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Old 07-08-2006, 02:41 AM   #6
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Can someone explain what this is about?
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Old 07-08-2006, 09:55 AM   #7
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If relatively experienced users are finding this message to be vague and confusing, imagine the average customer. Can someone forward a copy of it to me at feldon@feldoncentral.com ?
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Old 07-08-2006, 11:08 AM   #8
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Sent you an e-mail with the forwarded info today at 12:54 pm. Do you still want the extended headers?
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Old 07-08-2006, 11:24 AM   #9
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I recieved it, understood it, but I already own them all,
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Old 07-08-2006, 11:38 AM   #10
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I give up !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-08-2006, 12:26 PM   #11
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You are being offered several screen savers in a bundle at a great saving over buying them individually, Understand now?
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Old 07-08-2006, 12:55 PM   #12
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Marion. I have not been offered anything! l
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Old 07-08-2006, 01:06 PM   #13
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BUY-ONE-GET-ONE-N-MORE Offer

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Greetings!
We've created this email offer as a way of thanking you for being our customer. When you BUY ONE of our great aquarium software products, you GET ONE FREE, and you get MORE, too! Buy any one of these products at our regular price of $19.94 and get another one for FREE!

Psst, give one as a gift or keep them both for yourself - we won't tell anyone.

SereneScreen Marine Aquarium
This is the one you've seen everywhere - it comes with 28 unique species, which you won't find swimming together in any other aquarium, real or virtual. Hours of entertainment with no fuss or water changing.

Choose now


Goldfish Aquarium
It's the Zen of it all. With three different tanks, and eleven different types of goldfish, this one will take your stresses away without you having to go away. You just gotta experience this one.

Choose now


Sharks: Terror of the Deep
As beautiful as they are terrifying, this product lets you get up close to them - without the risks and travel expenses. With 11 species and 8 different scenes, lookout for the surprises!

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Here's the N-MORE part of our offer...
When you take advantage of this offer, we'll send you our amazing Flags of the World, absolutely FREE. Our 3D technology not only lets you wave the flag of any country on your monitor - it allows you to turn your photos into waving flags, too.

Choose Now


There's our offer: Three great products for the price of just one. $19.94 That's it. You can take advantage of this offer until July 15, 2006.

Once your credit card payment has been processed, you will recieve an email with three keycodes, one for each of the products you selected, and one for Flags of the World. These keycodes unlock the product from their demo mode to full user mode. The name appearing on your credit card statement is Prolific Publishing.

We appreciate getting your feedback, so let us hear from you. Enjoy the summer, stay safe, and know that you are very much appreciated by all of us.

Warm regards,


Head Caretaker of Aquariums
Prolific Publishing, Inc.

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email: cooloffers@prolific.com
web: http://www.Prolific.com


Here is the worded copy of my e-mal
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Old 07-08-2006, 01:18 PM   #14
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Thank you. I have all of these. Perhaps that is why I did not receive an offer.


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Old 07-08-2006, 01:20 PM   #15
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On second thoughts - Is this a closing down sale?
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Old 07-08-2006, 02:08 PM   #16
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I think the big upset over this e-mail is not the offer, but how the e-mail came to our inboxes. The sender is listed as "Head Caretaker of Aquariums". I have never read about this term before at this forum. Also, the e-mail contains pictures. For me, I was concerned about opening this e-mail because of all the bad things that could come with bad e-mails. That is why I checked first with this forum about the e-mail before opening it.
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I'd been on the boarder of getting Flags... too bad I already own the rest of them.
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Old 07-08-2006, 10:03 PM   #18
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eddy, that's why i trashed it, right away, it sounded like UH OH...wonder who thought up that sender's name
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Old 07-08-2006, 10:06 PM   #19
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Originally posted by Eddy'sEddy:
I think the big upset over this e-mail is not the offer, but how the e-mail came to our inboxes. The sender is listed as "Head Caretaker of Aquariums". I have never read about this term before at this forum. Also, the e-mail contains pictures. For me, I was concerned about opening this e-mail because of all the bad things that could come with bad e-mails. That is why I checked first with this forum about the e-mail before opening it.  

I actually had already reported it as SPAM to Trend before I realized what it was.
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Old 07-09-2006, 08:59 AM   #20
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Yeah, there are several red flags about the e-mail.

It's from cooloffers@prolific.com. I have pretty much any e-mail including "offer" in the sender field marked as Spam.

The links to redeem the offers have cryptic, long website links:
http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=qy4r**bab.0....partner%3Dq608

The "confirm" and "unsubscribe" links are to websites I'm not familiar with:
http://visitor.constantcontact.com/c...**721&wl=F
http://ui.constantcontact.com/d.jsp?...n&reason=F

It also doesn't have the conversational style that I've come to expect from these kinds of e-mails. It's VERY difficult to get past the initial negative reaction (assumed or real) when a message is from an unknown entity. You have to almost immediately apologize and assure the viewer that this is not spam and give them a few uncomplicated weblinks.

It's getting hard to run legit ad campaigns to interested parties because of all the spam. I get 200-300 spams a day.
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