I recently got the following email and decided to reply:
To: email@example.com Subject: Invitation (Second Attempt) Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2013 19:49:06 -0400 From: firstname.lastname@example.org FROM: Worldwide Registry for Business Professionals TO: email@example.com RE: Worldwide Registry Publication
You were recently chosen to represent your professional community, deeming you eligible for the inclusion in the new 2013 Edition of Worldwide Registry for Business Professionals.
We are pleased to inform you that your candidacy was formally approved on March 1st, 2013. Congratulations! Click here to verify your profile and accept the candidacy
As we are working off of secondary sources, we must receive verification from you that your profileis accurate. After receiving verification, we will validate your registry listing within seven business days.
Once finalized, your listing will share prominent registry space with thousands of fellow accomplished individuals across the globe, each representing accomplishment within their own geographical area.
To verify your profile and accept the candidacy, please click here.
Robert F. Anderson
Research Division Worldwide Registry for Business Professionals
143 Twin Willow Lane Jacksonville, NC 28546
Subject: RE: Invitation (Second Attempt)
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2013 13:03:08 +0100
I am absolutely delighted to have being formally approved by the Worldwide Registry for Business Professionals.
My sincere apologies for not responding to your first email, I found it somewhat hard to believe that you would actually want to include a professional prostitute in your publication however your second, follow up email has convinced me that you have undertaken considerable research. I would very much like to be included in the new 2013 Edition of Worldwide Registry for Business Professionals.
Unfortunately the links you have sent me are not working and I have missed the deadline as your email went directly to my junk mail. Is there anything that I can do at this late stage to still be included in 2013 Edition of Worldwide Registry for Business Professionals? I would be very grateful for your instruction.
On behalf of my fellow Sex Workers I salute you and your Colleagues and I look forward to (hopefully) becoming a part of your association.
I was very disappointed not to get a response ….