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Anybody else get this?

Bob P

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NEW Marriott Timeshare Owner's web site - Alpha Testers needed‏
From: Merlin Wizard (marriotttimeshares.net@gmail.com)
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Sent: Wed 11/19/08 7:35 AM
To:

Bob
 

Jbart74

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Has anyone received this E-mail?

NEW Marriott Timeshare Owner's web site - Alpha Testers needed‏
From: Merlin Wizard (marriotttimeshares.net@gmail.com)
You may not know this sender.Mark as safe|Mark as unsafe
Sent: Wed 11/19/08 7:35 AM
To:

Bob

At first glance it seems odd (fishy, perhaps) that the email comes from a free gmail account instead of a Marriot email address. I would recommend you do not respond to this or follow any links found within.

Just my $.02
 

dioxide45

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Has anyone received this E-mail?

NEW Marriott Timeshare Owner's web site - Alpha Testers needed‏
From: Merlin Wizard (marriotttimeshares.net@gmail.com)
You may not know this sender.Mark as safe|Mark as unsafe
Sent: Wed 11/19/08 7:35 AM
To:

Bob

Why would Marriott be using a GMail account??? Sounds like it may be a way to fish your user information?
 

davidvel

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This is phishing. Do not click on any link.
 

Latravel

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The name "Merlin Wizard" is obviously suspicious as well. Please don't enter any information!
 

GeNioS

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Of course, if you click on a link, you might find out that Dr. Smendeval in Namibia has left you $4,000,000 US that is just waiting for you to claim.

:hysterical:

(Do not click on any link)
 

ann824

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I got it too. It seems to just be a new website some individual is trying to put together for Marriott owners.
 

Dewnay

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Has anyone received this E-mail?

NEW Marriott Timeshare Owner's web site - Alpha Testers needed‏
From: Merlin Wizard (marriotttimeshares.net@gmail.com)
You may not know this sender.Mark as safe|Mark as unsafe
Sent: Wed 11/19/08 7:35 AM
To:

Bob

I also received the email and decided to check it out. The "NEW Marriott Timeshare Owner's web site" is the one discussed in this thread: Marriott Vacation Club Inc. explained in a video

From the web site:

This web site strives to become your #1 resource for Marriott owners. We have NO affiliation with Marriott and we keep our opinions to a minimum.

(Alpha members - that "Chat Room" tab at the top is for you)

Please go thru the various books on the left, read the material, view the videos, take the quizzes and see your knowledge of Marriott grow and your usage of the Marriott system improve.

Dewnay
 
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