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    Question truth or hoax anyone know?

    hi I got this email yesterday and was wondering if anyone else has heard anything about it?
    Seven women have died after inhaling a free
    perfume
    sample that was mailed to them. The product was
    poisonous. If you receive free samples in
    the mail such as lotions, perfumes, diapers etc.
    throw them away .
    The government is afraid that this might be
    another
    terrorist act. They will not announce it on the
    news
    because they do not want to create panic or give
    the terrorists
    new
    ideas.
    Send this to all your friends and family members.
    Franchell Plummer
    Michael A. Stafford's Office
    Harris County Attorney
    2525 Murworth Houston, Texas 77054
    Email: franchell_plummer@itc.co.harris.tx.us
    Voice: (713) 394-4483
    Fax: (713) 394-4473

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    I got this off the hoax site~hope it helps~

    Poison Perfume Warning
    Febuary 2002

    Someone must be tired of all the free samples you get in the mail. Some copies of this hoax contain a name and contact information for a person at the Harris County Attorney's office. We have contacted that office but have not gotten any replies. We suspect that the person either forwarded the warning and got her signature attached to it or someone simply put her name on the message to make it appear legitimate.

    We can find no evidence of anyone dieing or even getting sick after sniffing a free sample of perfume. Since September 11, the government has been careful to warn people whenever they have a credible threat and I can't see any advantage in hiding a threat like this so as to not panic people. The government has issued statements about how to detect and handle suspicious packages and you should always be careful when you receive unexpected gifts in the mail. We believe this warning is just another variant of the Bad Guy Selling Perfume hoax.
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    THANK YOU !!! I am relieved.. I love my free samples....

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    When I saw this I freaked for a sec cause I live in Harris County but I will say that we had a confirmed case of Anthrax here this week I guess the threat isn't over
    Wherever you go....there you are!

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    Anthrax comes from many places besides the US Mail. If someone has anthrax now the authorities should be looking at where the person has been, not what came in the mail.
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    I guess I should have clarified...the anthrax came from a lab. They were working on evidence from the scares in October and November and a worker got it on his skin and is being treated....there was no other word...people shouldn't freak out abou their mail...or at least I HOPE they don't need to.
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    http://urbanlegends.about.com/librar...poison+perfume

    Poisoned Perfume Samples in the Mail

    Netlore Archive
    Description: Email rumor
    Status: False
    Circulating since: Nov 2001
    Analysis: See below


    Email text contributed by Olivia Reese, 12/08/01:


    I feel that it is important to inform you of very important information that I was told.
    Seven women have died after smelling a free perfume sample that was mailed to them. The product was poisonous. If you receive free samples in the mail such as lotions, perfumes, diapers etc... throw it away.

    The government is afraid that this might be another terrorist act. They will not announce it on the news because they do not want to alarm us of any danger. Send this to all your friends and family members.

    Stay well!!!!!



    Comments: The record shows that since September 11, U.S. authorities have consistently erred on the side of overstating the possibility of further terrorist attacks, not hiding same. The notion that the government could let alone would willfully withhold knowledge of seven terrorism-related deaths "because they do not want to alarm us" contradicts the established pattern and defies logic. There's no mention to be found in the media or anywhere else of terrorist attacks via tainted perfume. The warning is simply false.

    It appears to be a mutation of the "Knock-Out Perfume" legend circulating since 1999. In earlier versions, the bad guys used ether-tainted perfume to knock out their victims before robbing them; now the perfume is supposedly laced with poison and the purpose is to kill innocent U.S. citizens. It also echoes the post-September 11 anthrax mail scare, as well as the earlier "Klingerman Virus" hoax, which falsely warned recipients that deadly substances are being sent through the mail in harmless-looking packages addressed to ordinary citizens.

    To reiterate legitimate government warnings, it is prudent to check suspicious mailings for signs of contamination or tampering and contact authorities if any are found. But please take forwarded email warnings like this with a grain of salt unless they have been authenticated by reliable sources. Rarely do they turn out to be true.


    Update:

    U.K. News: Harmful Packages Sent to MPs
    BBC News: It's no mere rumor in Britain a nationwide alert was issued March 1 after 16 packages containing a caustic chemical disguised as aromatherapy oil were reportedly mailed to the Prime Minister and other politicians by Scottish terrorists.

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