World Habitat Day – Oct. 4 – Fake, Scam, or Real?

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Posted by Mr Spamalicious | Posted in Miscellaneous Spam - Spam That Defies Categorization | Posted on 09-09-2010

I don’t know what to think about this. I mean, come on now, Hi Clay Â, and what I am supposed to do with this information anyway. Post it on this blog as they suggest. I don’t get it. But I shall grant their wish. My dear loyal readers, please enjoy this wonderful piece of spam from Habitat for Humanity.

Hi Clay Â

On Oct. 4, Habitat for Humanity will join efforts around the world to mark World Habitat Day – a day the United Nations has set aside to call attention to the dire need for affordable, adequate housing. I’m reaching out to ask if you and your readers would help raise awareness about the global need for decent housing by posting about it on Dear Spam Diary. I’ve put together a microsite with facts, videos, photos, banners and even a way to submit your own photo to the World Habitat Day Photo Wall, so please feel free to repost any of it:

http://worldhabitatdaynews.org

If you are able to post about this, it would really help spread the message of the housing need around the world and ways to help improve many lives. Please let me know if you have any questions and if you are able to help. Thank you so much.

Liza


Liza Peiffer,
On behalf of Habitat for Humanity
www.habitat.org

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I am the culprit behind this email. I am, in fact, working with Habitat for Humanity’s World Habitat Day 2010 and so the pitch and the ask is real and legitimate. I do so apologize for the control characters that got mixed into your email. While my team always makes sure we prevent these kinds of errors in formatting, sometimes gremlins get into the works and make our very earnest and very honest digital PR pitches look a little spammy. On behalf of Habitat and my digital PR agency, I appreciate you drawing my attention to this and I apologize for any inconvenience it might have caused.

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