Important Notice for Food Network Magazine Readers and others: SCAM alert

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From: “Food Network Magazine”
Sent: August 13, 2010 06:40 PM
Subject: Important Notice for Food Network Magazine Readers

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> Dear Food Network Magazine Reader,
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> We have recently learned that a sweepstakes company using the name Town & > Country
> (but which is not affiliated in any way to Town&Country magazine) has been > calling
> subscribers to inform them that they are the winners of an online > sweepstakes. The caller
> may leave a voice message with a call-back phone number and a claim number > as winner
> identification. Those who call back are greeted with “Town&Country” and > then asked to
> provide credit card information in order to claim the prize.
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> Hearst Magazines (Country Living, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Food Network > Magazine,
> Good Housekeeping, Harper’s Bazaar, House Beautiful, Marie Claire, O, The > Oprah Magazine,
> Popular Mechanics, Redbook, Seventeen, Town&Country, Veranda) does not > operate this way.
> Sweepstakes winners are first contacted by email and no personal or > financial information is
> ever requested other than verification of mailing address. The names of > confirmed winners are
> posted online as stated in the sweepstakes official rules.
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> We apologize for any inconvenience this scam may have caused any of our > readers. Please be
> assured we value each one of you and therefore feel it important to notify > you of this situation.
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> Sincerely,
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> Liberta Abbondante
> Sr. VP, Consumer Marketing
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> regarding the status of your subscription or customer alerts via email, > please click below to
> visit our Customer Service Site. Do not reply to this email.
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> Hearst Email Privacy, 300 W. 57th St., Fl. 19 (sta 1-1), New York, NY > 10019-3779
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> Hearst Privacy Policy: > http://mail.hearstmags.com/r/16O7D5/BYHCB/2H28DR/WT1IS0/5E6A1/EY/t
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