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Is this for real?

Poster: Erick and Sue <bduck@fred.net>

Merry Greetings to all,

I received the message below today.  I'm not sure what they propose, but
I'm fairly sure it can't be for real.

Does anyone have any ideas what exactly they are selling.  Is it worth it?
I don't like the idea of our business name being attached to a shady


>From: Raceps@aol.com
>Date: Wed, 10 Jun 1998 00:23:48 EDT
>To: bduck@fred.net
>Mime-Version: 1.0
>Subject: A Barter Perhaps?
>I am the US Representative for a British Title Research company based in
>England. We research the authenticity of Manorial Lordships (Britain's oldest
>Titles, some dating back before the Norman conquest- carrying with it a proud
>lineage of Title Holders) and provide Deeds of Title and Certificates of
>Authenticity on aged parchment and a goldswept ornamental frame to those
>wishing to purchase them.
>This gives ones (especially with family ties to Britain) an opportunity to own
>a piece of rich British history.
>Should we close a sale on a referral directly attributed to your company, the
>rewards are substantial ($250 USD on Manorial Lordships $20 for titles listed
>As these can be quite expensive, we also provide Titles  (Sir Lord Lady Baron
>Duke etc.) that ones may use for show purposes on licenses, credit/business
>cards etc. for only $85 USD.
>With your permission, we would like to print some simple fliers for you (with
>your company name and information) free of charge- to be used at various Ren.
>Faires etc. We only ask, that you allow us a small space in which to advertise
>our services as well.
>If you do not attend many Faires or the Faire officials do not allow joint
>ventures in advertising, perhaps we can discuss other ways to work together.
>Please let me know what you decide.
>Thank you for your time.
>Sir Ronald Velasco
>Manor Titles Representative

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