Need Your Advice On Something – Phishing Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 7/20/2011

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From: co***ct@howtoget***jobs.com

To: User@fordham.edu

Date: 07/20/2011 02:46 PM

Subject: Need Your Advice On Something (And I’ll Bribe You for It)

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Hello,

I’m so thankful for the hundreds of responses to my survey about my upcoming course, $100K+ Job Search Secrets. Based on what I’ve heard, I’m going to be adding some additional content to the course that will make it even more effective and pertinent.

But this means I’ll be delaying the formal course launch a bit.

In the meantime, I could really use your help with something. Although much of the course is online, a good deal of important printed content goes along with it — and I’d be grateful for your feedback on what I now have.

I’ve placed an order with the printer for 200 copies that’ll ship by August 1. And I’d like you to be one of the first to review one of them.

It’s going to cost me around $48 per copy to print and send this written material to you. If you’ll help me cover just a token of the cost, I’ll go ahead and Express Mail it to you by August 2 to preview. (I’ll also give you access to the online portion of the course on August 1.) I can ship it to you for just $7.00-barely the price of the mailing.

I plan on selling the course for $497.

Why am I printing only 200 copies? Simple: I’m using a commercial printer and that’s his minimum run.

When these copies are gone, they’re gone—and I won’t be making this offer again.

You’ll still be able to get the course, but it won’t be available to others until next fall or winter, depending on how long it takes me to add the additional content.

So go ahead and check out the course—really use it for about a month. And if you get great results from it and think it’s awesome, don’t do anything and I’ll bill you the balance the first week of September. But if you don’t like it, let me know and I’ll never bill you, and you can keep the material anyway.

Because what interests me most is getting your feedback on the course.

To thank you for your effort, I’ll provide you a course update incorporating all the additional content people have told me they want to see. You’ll get the best of both worlds:

First, you’ll be part of an elite prerelease group that gets the course before everyone else.

Second, you’ll be able to put to use what you learn immediately—before everyone else.

Your feedback is critical. Do you like the course? How could it be better? How many $100K+ jobs were you able to get using the material? How many interviews did you get? Did you increase your income? Could you provide me a testimonial? (This would really help me when I formally begin selling the course-I hope you’ll remember to endorse me!)

I’d really like to send you the course for $7 and get your feedback after you’ve read through it.

So … notice a little link below this email to take advantage of this offer?

Go ahead and click it!

Because I’m printing only 200 advance copies, I can’t do this for everyone. So please don’t circulate this email. This is a prerelease offer—I just want your feedback on the course.

Let me know what you think!

All the best,

Ha***on B***es, Esq.

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