Narconon of Northern California is asking around trying to get free advertising services. The email below is a sample of one of their solicitations:
> From: xxxx xxxxxxxxxx <email@example.com>
> Date: January 10, 2006 5:52:52 PM EST
> To: ...
> Subject: Non-Profit Question
> Reply-To: xxxx xxxxxxxxxx <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Hello. My name is xxxx xxxxxxxxxx and I work for Narconon which is
> a Non-Profit Public Benefit 501c3 organization that helps people
> with drug and alcohol addictions. I wanted to speak with someone
> about billboard space or design services. As we are a non-profit,
> we can provide you with a receipt for a tax write-off for the full
> retail price for any un-leased space or design donated. Please let
> me know who I need to speak with.
> xxxx xxxxxxxxxx
> 262 Gaffey Rd.
> Watsonville, CA 95076
> (800) 556-8885
Unfortunately for Narconon, the first reaction of people who receive such solicitations is to go to Google to check out the group. And we know where THAT leads. Bwahahahaha!
No wonder Scientology hates the Internet (and prefers billboards).
-- Dave Touretzky: "Saunas, niacin, and evil space aliens." http://Stop-Narconon.org http://Narconon-Exposed.org