Princeton Premier Honors Edition Registry

Spam and scam. That was my immediate reaction to the following email:

Hello Richard Cleaver,

It is a privilege to inform you that you are being considered for inclusion into the 2009/2010 Princeton Premier Honors Edition Registry.

This recognition is an honor shared by only the most accomplished professionals who have demonstrated excellence within their careers and communities.

Inclusion into the Princeton Premier global network is considered a benchmark of achievement. Once accepted, your successes are documented and preserved for all time in the hardcover registry, which is distributed throughout the world.

There is no cost to be included in the registry. Simply complete your application form and submit it within five business days to be considered for publication.

On behalf of the entire Princeton Premier community, best wishes for continued success.

Sincerely,

Frank Thomas
Managing Director
Princeton Premier

This offer from Princeton Premier complies with 15 U.S.C. §§ 7701-13

My first course of action, aside from wondering how they got my email address, was to hit their website. The website is fairly weak. A few dead links — notably the “Apply to Princeton Premier” and a sense that the business model is to sell “beautiful hardcover Honors Edition” books. Not much else to better understand the organization.

Google provides better insight. Consumer Reports WebWatch’s Blog has a good overview of the scam here. And this website has some interesting insight as well.

Oddly enough, the reference to 15 U.S.C. §§ 7701-13 in Princeton’s email is the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003. How ironic.

Comments

  1. Coast2co says

    I did business with them initially on annual membership then they call 5 weeks later talking about a web page needing pics. And somewhere in conversation they mention others kind of vague paid 299.00 for this. But never said there was a fee. And also said they needed my pics to complete it. Well that same day they hit my card for 299.90, Because they save the credit card info from last time.

    These people play fast and loose with words and can’t be trusted. They are masters of what the definition of what IS and is. Of course because they said something deep in conversation about 299 that makes them above reproach. They are a scam and will charge you

  2. victoria says

    Just received a phone call $149 to be listed with a press release package and bio of me. I asked to send the info over email so I can check them out and of course he went around it.
    Here is his info David Lynch, 888-767-7548 ext 112

    Vic

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