Wow! An invitation to the Presidential Who’s Who

Lucky me! I’ve received the most wonderful invitation via email today:


It is my pleasure to inform you that on February 27, 2009 your information was reviewed and accepted for inclusion in the 2009 edition.

Presidential Who’s Who each year, recognizes and selects key executives, professionals and organizations in all disciplines and industries for outstanding business and professional achievements.

This recognition is shared by those who have reached a distinguished level of success in their chosen profession.

Please take a moment to complete the invitation by clicking on the link below. We ask that you complete it carefully, as it will be reviewed by our editorial department.

As a reminder, Presidential Who’s who is pleased to inform you that there are no fees or dues to be included in the publication.

On behalf of the CEO and our esteemed staff, we wish you continued success.


MarkAnthony McGuiness
Chief Operations Officer
Presidential Who’s Who

Please complete the online link by March 31st

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Wow, what an honour. An invitation to join some stupid list which will ask me for yearly contributions. No thanks.

As great as I am(!), I would not yet consider myself a “key executives” with “outstanding business and professional achievements”. Do they realise that I’m not even located in the USA? We don’t even have a President in Australia (yet)

I am surprised that people still fall for this rubbish. Then again, if people can fall for other kinds of unsolicited emails like Nigerian 419 scams, maybe it isn’t so far fetched. Best of luck to thee.


One response to “Wow! An invitation to the Presidential Who’s Who”

  1. […] Last time I received one of these emails I didn’t really explain why I was so quick to dismiss it (though it may be rather obvious to most of you). Having received a second one from what is 99.99% the same source, it’s an interesting exercise to look at the manner in which these emails are constructed. […]

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