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Re: [IP] Diasensor: a scam?

Hey, at least he didn't take any money......then the joke would have really
been on you!


At 04:06 PM 12/3/97 -0800, you wrote:
>Do you remember a few years back when a fellow by the name of Al Snitkof
>(I think that was his name) invited (via the Internet) all interested
>diabetics to phone him and get a completely free dream beam machine? It
>was for "testing" purposes, as I recall. Fool that I am, I called the
>number and supposedly talked to his wife. Many, many of us on the Lehigh
>list called and left our names, addresses, phone numbers, etc. Of course
>nothing ever materialized out of this, and we never heard from this guy
>again. He supposedly fell ill and so was unable to put the finishing
>touches on his miracle gadget. 
>Someone on Lehigh at the time speculated that what Snitkof was doing was
>gathering names, addresses, and phone numbers, which he was going to sell
>to a company interested in getting a list of diabetics. According to the
>person who advanced this theory, there's big money in lists of names,
>addresses, and phone numbers targeted toward "special interest"
>groups. I don't know if this is true, but none of us could think of any
>other motivation this guy might have had for the ruse he pulled on all of
>email @ redacted