Don't Do the Dew

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Don't Do the Dew

Post by webhick » Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:03 pm

Got this bullshit at the food pantry email address today:
Mountain Dew <MTNDEW-rep@mountaindew>
Add to Contacts

PepsiCo, makers of Mountain Dew, wish to formally notify you, that you have
been selected as one of our lucky winners to receive the sum of $500,000.00
{Five hundred thousand dollars} in our end of year xmas promotion. You are to
contact our regional representative with your details as listed below to
process your claim;

1) Full Name
2) Address
3) Age/Gender
4) Occupation
5) Telephone {work or home}
6) Alternate email address {optional}

Send an email to your local representative {} or call
Peter Crowley {(+44) 704 576 4720} for more details. Note: All winnings must be
claimed on or before 3rd of December 2010, there shall be no extension in date,
please be informed.

Sandra Pettigrew,
Mountain Dew,
Customer Service Dept.
For those who don't know, Pepsi actually has a monthly contest in which anyone can submit ideas for a grant between $5k and $250k, people vote on them, and the winner gets the grant to accomplish that idea.

Also, according to that phone number, my "local" representative is located in the UK. Maybe they think that Old England = New England.
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Re: Don't Do the Dew

Post by rogfulton » Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:29 pm

Maybe Pasteiner has started using aliases.
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