Continental Broadcasting Network Scam…Uh, I mean “Reknowned by the Upper Echelon of Corporate America”

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Posted by Mr Spamalicious | Posted in Vanity Spam - Who's Who Directories, Awards and Other Ego Strokers | Posted on 04-23-2011

Looks like Continental Broadcasting Network has a new URL. They were so darn impressed with me they sent me TWO announcements about my awesomeness! On the first one they  “announced your candidacy” and the second one, a day later, they were “alerted of your candidacy”. I’m so flattered! I can’t believe little ole’ me is getting this kind of….hey, wait a minute here.

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April 18, 2011

Clay,

I am fortunate to bring to your attention that the publishing editors in our forum have announced your candidacy to be spotlighted as one of its professional executives.

This forum is reknowned by the upper echelon of Corporate America,  those who represent leadership and achievement in their industry or profession.

On behalf of everyone here, we wish you continued success.

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Carly Stevens
Member Services

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April 19, 2011

Welcome,

It is with great pride that I bring to your attention that the publishing editors within our ranks have alerted us of your candidacy.

This forum is reknowned by those who represent leadership and achievement in their industry or profession; Spotlighting professionals and executives throughout the upper echelon of Corporate America.

On behalf of everyone here, we wish you continued success.

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Cynthia Carrington
Member Services

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Comments (53)

These fools notified me of my nomination to the Board of an organization on whose Board I served for over a decade!

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Gotta love’m…

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September 23, 2011

Buster,

It is my pleasure to notify you of your imminnent inclusion with the CWW; the coveted association among professionals and executives.

Our Association is revered by the upper echelon of Corporate America as well as by those who are sought for their knowledge and experience.

We are awaiting your editorial changes and wish you much continued success.

Featured profile:

Buster.Cherry.cwwgetconnected.com

Christine Adams
Editorial Director

Twenty Three Briaroot Drive Smithtown, New York 11787
T h i s i s a n a d v e r t i s e m e n t

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Cherry Buster? Too precious.

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I am stunned I was selected for such a prestigious honor. I am doubly stunned that your first email spelled your company name incorrectly “Brodcasting”. Where do I sign up and how much can I spend? Or should that be “spind”?

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To: ”
Subject: My Name under review
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June 24, 2013

Andy,

It is with great pride and distinction that I announce your candidacy to be published in the future edition of “Who’s Who” publication of executives and professionals. Our mission is to provide an exclusive world class forum to consult, educate, and establish solid business relationships. In addition, we are dedicated to the recognition of excellence, focus on those who strive to succeed and are already making a difference in their respective fields.

We encourage you to take advantage of our growing platform. Please complete your biographical profile A.S.A.P. (click on the link below) to ensure that our Editorial Director can coordinate and work with you so that we may meet our publishing timetables. Once completed, our clients and additionally our member roster will be able to consult and do business with you. We look forward to our formal introduction and wish you much continued success.

Published Biography:

Lindsey Charlton
Publishing Coordinator

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I have received several calls from them to confirm my awesomeness. On their third attempt I was asked why I “had responded” to their emails when I never had.

And then was asked why I was wasting their time if I wasn’t interested in the first place. I believe this is great example of spam piled on spam to the point where they are confusing sales with spam… What are they selling anyway?

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Do these idiots think that anyone worth their salt will not investigate their organization to check for scam artists

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I just got an email from them and have no idea what it is about. It was sent from NY but I live in Australia????

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They called me twice and followed up with an email. I tried, before the calls were lost, to ask about the company and why each phone call came from a different state (one came from NY, the other from Indiana). Lost both calls due to being in a basement, and they followed up with an email, so I thought I would research them. Thanks for all this info, they seem to be the scam I thought they sounded like.

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If they are like the other “who’s who” or prestige climbing organizations, they’re just a sales scam. They will enroll you for a fee or for free and then bombard you with invitations to buy all kinds of commemorative plaques and other garbage with your name on them. It’s a meaningless organization for people who want to be successful, not for people who are successful.

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Whoever is writing their copy needs to learn English as she is spoke:

“Respectfully, we welcome you to our forum; brought forth by the Editorial Department of CWW who have researched you and your candidacy within our coveted association among professionals and executives and are anticipating your biographical confirmation.
This platform provides a vertical that is revered by professionals and executives who are sought for their knowledge and experience. On behalf of our members and staff, we wish you continued success.”

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Oooohhh. That sounds so fancy!

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Fuck You you fucking fucks!!! You miserable spamming fucks that you are. Fuck-off and die you piece of shit!!!

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Yeah, you fuckity fuck fucks just fuck-off. Like fucking now!

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Christine Adams is a Man!!….somewhere in a swamp in Bangladesh!

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First I have received a mail as below,

Shailesh,

It is my pleasure to inform you that the Editorial Department within the ranks of our alliance with CWW have advocated your candidacy as a Finance Executive with SIMS Group of Companies and are awaiting your biographical confirmation.

Our forum is renowned by professionals and executives who maintain continuous knowledge, experience and achievement throughout their industry.

On behalf of our members and staff, we wish you continued success.

* Two days back I have received a call from them requesting for an appointment for an interview.
I m totally confused should i go ahead and give telephoni interview or simply ignore.

If any one has any exprience reg above, pls share with me.

Thanks in advance.

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Tell them to contact your secretary and give them her number (Local Police department non emergency number).

Al

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Hi Shailesh/Anyone,

I too got a call from US for an interview.Please let me know about the authenticity of this organisation.What are the next steps if you qualify in the interview.

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Come on Keets, it’s a scam. Get with the program. Don’t waste your time with these companies.

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Ahh, my heart is broken… and here I thought I was SPECIAL. Okay, seriously, I just found this in my inbox, assumed it was a scam, and happily trotted over to Google to confirm. And found this string. Thanks for making me laugh.

One key for me was the last sentence: “This is an advertisement.” Another was the misspelling / grammar issue.

What I find rather interesting in your posts is the variety of odd letters they’re sending. I give them at least a C for effort — but then again, I suppose it would be very boring to write the exact same letter each time.

Onward in the Spam Patrol.

Thanks!
Kristin

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November 9, 2011

Kristin,

It is my honor to inform you on your imminent inclusion with the C.W.W. of Business Leaders; this prestigous platform is revered throughout the business world.

A time-honored tradition welcomed by professionals and executives who are sought for their expertise. We welcome you to this established forum and look forward to our introduction.

We wish you much continued success.

Sarah Hanson
Direct Coordinator

Twenty Three Briaroot Drive Smithtown, New York 11787
T h i s i s a n a d v e r t i s e m e n t

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Well, these scammers are still at it. Sorry C.W.W., I do not need your sales pitch BS to build my business…doing just fine with out you.
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November 28, 2011

Welcome,

It is with pride and disctiction I announce your inclusion to be published with the C.W.W. of Business Leaders; this publishing platform is world renowned and embraced by those in the world of Arts and Sciences and considered experts throughout their industry.

This is a time-honored tradition; One in which we welcome you to. I anticipate and look forward to our formal introduction.

We wish you much continued success.

Featured profile:http://www.123professionalbio.com

Sarah Hanson
Direct Coordinator

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Just got one of these this morning in my inbox, (mixed in with a good dose of cheap rolex offers and work from home offers as usual.) did a bit of good ol’ googling and spamdiary came up. Thanks for the heads up!

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Ya gotta admit, tho’, their website (www.continentalbroadcastingnetwork.com/) is uber sexy, with the lounge music and fancy tabs! A bit self absorbed, with all models having that superior, self satisfied look about ‘em.

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I have Changed my E/mail addresses . Please send me an E/mail in that case. Mr. Magnus from Ejde in The Faroe Islands.

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Decemeber 22, 2011 (APPEARS THEY CANNOT SPELL MONTHS EITHER)

Carrie,

We warmly welcome you and are pleased to announce your acceptance on your imminent inclusion to be published with the C.W.W. of Business Leaders; this publishing venue is embraced by the upper echelon throughout the corporate world.

A time-honored tradition, one in which we are happy to share with you; I look forward to our formal introduction.

We wish you much continued success.

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Marcy Chattam
Editorial Director

Twenty Three Briaroot Drive Smithtown, New York 11787
T h i s i s a n a d v e r t i s e m e n t

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Yes, I have to agree – this scam hsa the hint of realism buried in it (a nice website) but with the trappings of a Primo Scam surrounding it. From the stilted prose to the mispellings and thee requisite “This is an advertisement” buried at the bottom…a first class spam effort!
I do love “Oh not another spam” and “Al”‘s comments above. Yes, the realization that Christine Adams is a man in a swamp in Bangaladesh made me laugh out loud and Al’s idea to give them the Police Dept number is great. I took a different tack… saying that I had a new mailing address and number and gave them the address/number for the Better Business Bureau!
Have a scam-free day!
Joe

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Here I was thinking I was selected to be groomed to a Captain of Industry…

January 12, 2012

Bob,

Welcome and I hope you are enjoying the new year. At this time we are honored to annnounce your acceptance to be published with the C.W.W. of Business Leaders; this publishing platform is world renowned and trusted by those considered experts throughout their industry.

This is a time-honored tradition enabling professionals and executives across the globe to consult exchange ideas and do business with each other. I anticipate and look forward to our formal introduction.

We wish you much continued success.

Featured profile:

http://www.Geoff.Peterson.123executives.com

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Wow! That inspirational music and the amazing text effects on your name is sooooo awesome. I’m jealous!

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February 14, 2012

Andrea,

Recently we had experienced an unfortunate technical issue and were unable to configure your biographical setting; We offer our sincerest apologies. At since time we informed you on your inclusion as an outstanding professional amongst the Who’s Who of Business Executives and await your confirmation. Once completed our clients and additionally our member roster will be able to consult exchange ideas and do business with you.

Our business forum has been upheld by professionals across the globe. A time honored tradition amongst business leaders. I look forward to our formal introduction.

We wish you much continued success.

http://www.Andrea.Antognini.executives-world.com

Casey Handson
Profile Coordinator

Twenty Three Briaroot Drive Smithtown, New York 11787
T h i s i s a n a d v e r t i s e m e n t

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I wonder how they get their mailing Lists. I have not been in the workforce for 14 Years. I would like to send them a few Kind words but just can not get to them by email .

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They had a problem with mine:

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March 12, 2012

Samantha,

Please accept our apologies; An unfortunate technical issue has hindered us from configuring your biographical setting; We had informed you on your acceptance as a leading professional amongst the Who’s Who of Business Executives and are anticipating the confirmation. Once completed our clients and additionally our member roster will be able to consult exchange ideas and do business with you.

Our business forum has been upheld by professionals across the globe. A time honored tradition amongst business leaders. I look forward to our formal introduction.

Featured profile:

http://www.xxx.123executiveprofessionals.com

Karen Slater
Publishing Director
Twenty Three Briaroot Drive Smithtown, New York 11787
T h i s i s a n a d v e r t i s e m e n t

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They sure have a lot of different people working there, or else the turnover is horrendous. :-)

Odd that I never got a previous confirmation of my selection.

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I just got one of these and sent this in return:

Sharon –

It is with pride and distinction that I announce your candidacy for fucking stupidest scammer on Earth. We have already alerted Spamcop and other spam reporting luminaries of your expertise and persistence in this area. Your expertise has also been highlighted to the Australian Federal Police Scambuster service.

We would be happy to provide you with a plaque honouring this achievement for the low administrative fee of $500. Please send your full contact and credit card details by return email. And while you’re at it, you can get fucked.

KSR

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This screamed scam from the moment I clocked it in my inbox but I thought I should stop being such a cynic and at least Google it.

If you’re going to attempt to scam people who “are leaders in their field”, perhaps refrain from sending an email with spelling mistakes and horrible design to a freelance writer/designer. Or at least learn how to spell your own address… (and actually addressing the email to me wouldn’t go amiss either)

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April 24, 2012

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You have been cordially invited by our editorial department to be published on the prestigious “Who’s Who” publication of executives and professionals. This coveted platform is backed by professionals and executives who are sought for their expertise. We are dedicated to the recognition of excellence, spotlighting men and women who strive to achieve and are making a difference in their fields.

We extend our platform to you at this time and request that you edit your biographical profile. Once completed our clients and additionally our member roster will be able to consult and do business with you. Our editorial director can coordinate and work with you so that we may meet our publishing timetables.

We wish you much continued success.

Sarah Chatham
Senior Profile Coordinator

Twnety Three Briaroot Drive Smithtown, NY 11787
T h i s i s a n a d v e r t i s e m e n t

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I may or may not have deliberately misquoted.

For “are leaders in their field” in my previous post, read “are making a difference in their field”. It’s been a long day at the office.

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Thanks for the information folks…and the laugh along the way.

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I in prizen for like 35 mor yrs. and i felt a privlege for me to be taken in witt this pristiges grup of foks. Cant weit to get me a cool plak for my cell walll.

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This is nothing more than the Cambridge Who’s Who gang trying to recruit. Look at the “C” in the logo. Idiots.

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I got this one in the email today and did a search to find this site. Thanks for posting about this scam. Because I’m a published author/editor, I’m never sure about these things, but always suspicious. Just for grins, I checked the address via satellite images–there’s not even a building at that location.
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August 1, 2012

Marianne,

You have been cordially invited by our editorial department to be published in the prestigious “Who’s Who” publication of executives and professionals. This milestone is a benchmark in many of the professionals who published with us. Our business forum has been upheld by professionals across the globe. We are dedicated to the recognition of excellence, spotlighting men and women who strive to achieve and are making a difference in their fields.

I extend our platform to you at this time and request that you edit your biographical profile. Once completed our clients and additionally our member roster will be able to consult and do business with you. I look foward to our formal introduction.

We wish you much continued success:

Marianne.Dyson.globalprofessionalsdirectory.com

Marcy Kingston
Publishing Coordinator

Twenty Three Briaroot Drive Smithtown, New York 11787

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I received an identical “invitation” this morning. It is a good thing that I research any suspicious email. It is unfortunate, but necessary. A total scam.

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The address on mine was 23 Briarroot Drive, Smithtown, NY. Looked it up for kicks. 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1500 sq foot private home. Not far from there. I may just pop by to meet them in person, since the email did say that they were looking forward to a personal introduction :-)

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Hello
I got this today. But I do not wish them success.

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February 5 , 2013

Tapani,
You have been cordially invited by our editorial department to be published in the prestigious Who’s Who publication of executives and professionals. Our mission is to provide an exclusive world-class forum where our members can create professional, and solid business relationships. We are committed to the recognition of thousands of professionals who strive to succeed in business, science, philanthropy, religion, government, the fourth estate, finance, law, engineering, and many other fields.

We encourage you to take advantage of our growing platform. Please submit your completed biographical profile at your earliest convenience (click on the link below) to ensure that our Editorial Director can coordinate and work with you so that we meet our publishing timetables. We wish you much continued success.

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Hi all

I received my invite and had a really good giggle. These people are soooo pathetic. I’m a seasoned online marketing guy and I actually enjoy reading and laughing at this kind of stuff.

Problem is that many people with less grey hair than me do get sucked in. These spam rip-off organisations have zero integrity and a complete disregard hard-working honest people.

Congratulations to Spam Diary for bringing spam warnings to the masses in a fun humorous manner.

Well done – Mick

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I received mine today and was extremely tempted to tell them that I respectfully decline, but would suggest that they notify the very famous and successful Dover twins, Ben and Eileen.

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Still at it.

I’m curious/upset at how the found my WORK email and name!

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April 15, 2013

(name removed),

You have been selected invited by our editorial department to be published in the prestigious “Who’s Who” publication of professionals and executives. This milestone is a benchmark in many of the professionals who publish with us. We are dedicated to the recognition of excellence, spotlighting men and women who strive to achieve and are making a difference in their fields.

We extend our platform to you at this time and request that you edit your executive profile (click on the link below). Once completed our clients and additionally our member roster will be able to consult and do business with you. Our Editorial Director can coordinate and work with you so that may meet our publishing timetables. We wish you much continued success.

Published biography:

(URL removed)

Amanda Kingston
Publishing Coordinator

Twenty Three Briarroot Drive, Smithtown, New York 11787
T h i s i s a n a d v e r t i s e m e n t

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I am still trying to figure out how they were able to get my work email as well!

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In high school I participated in the Who Who’s in America for students…My parents paid a crape load of money just to get a book in the mail that had over 3,000 students crammed in it. My picture in the book was super super tiny and you could barley see the description. Did I get anything out of it???? Hell no! No recognition, no priority registration for college, no money paid, no calls, nothing! When I received this email I thought it was a joke. Are you kidding me!!!? I had to work my ass off to be where I am at right now and I don’t need a dam book to tell me that!!!

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Several were sent to my husband who is a F&I Manager with Mercedes-Benz in Bevrely Hills. Too funny, as if you pull up the address listed on the letter, it does not exsisit!
There is NO Briarrwoot in NY or NJ. There is however a; 23 Briaroot, in NY which is a 3/2 condo…… I did send a responce back with our local Orange County Police Department non-emergency number as his contact information.

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Oh, the disappointment! I read their email, from that well known Irishman Timothy O’Connor (yes, I know it should be O’Connor, but that’s how he spells his own name) and thought I had finally hit the big time, NOT.

I guess Tim is really just desperate for friends, poor guy.

I have now given them my number, no idea how I transposed the numbers and it ended up being one for a premium rate sex line, but maybe Tim can have a chat with a nice lady who forgot to get dressed before going to work.

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Just received the same. Nice try …

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My 5 year old son has been recognized as a “Professional”. Odd considering he refuses to wipe his own butt or clean up his toys after he’s done playing with them.

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Just received the email this morning. I believe they are tapping into LinkedIn. I use an old alias email addresses with my old maiden name for that account. Several weeks ago someone looked at my profile out of my professional associations. Delia P – Information Services

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Be advised that these clowns are using domain thebusinessweek.net these days. The real “Business Week” must be thrilled…

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I got my email today, telling me of this prestigious honor! My deceased uncle I never knew about (a Nigerian Prince, no less) who left me millions of dollars if I just send his attorney my bank account number would’ve been so proud! Oh wait…

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They’ve even managed to reach New Zealand!!!

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