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Offline georgiapeach

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Amazing Race Africa: "Goldrush"
« on: July 14, 2009, 08:00:16 PM »
This smells of hoax to me....the premise of asking for an undisclosed amount of $$ in order to participate in the treasure hunt seems quite unorthodox, not to mention perhaps extortionist.

But sharing this with a caution:  :ascared

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Welcome To The Home Of The Toughest Race On Earth!

The 7-time Emmy Award winning reality travel competition comes to Africa. We guarantee you that the  drama, thrill , intense excitment, competition and tough challenges will create one of the best television content, programmes that African TV has seen in recent times.

Get ready for the African version of the Hit reality TV series. With trials of Road Blocks, Fast Forwards, Yields, Intersections and Detours, the African Race will see 12 teams of Two, travel across 14 countries and 2 continents passing through  all major African cities from Cairo, to Nairobi, to Johannesburg, to Lagos, it promises to be a race that lives up to its name.

Teams will win lots of prizes along the way, but for the team that turns out to have the most endurance, strength and wits and makes it across the finish line first, they shall take home the grand prize of $250,000.

and YES theres something to for the fans to, for those who do not make it to the actual race, you  can also  experience the thrill and challenge of a Race of some sorts. We have added a twist and you could think of it as a mini Race. In the city where you live theres an 'interesting' treasure hidden somewhere and we offer you the challenge to find it. Are you up to it? go to the Goldrush page for more details.

Who shall come out the winner?



The application is copied word for word from TAR...

http://www.amazingraceafrica.com/index.php

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What Is The "Goldrush'

It is a Treasure Hunt , a mini Race to find $100,000 hidden in your city.

Which Cities Shall Host the Goldrush

The capital cities of several African Countries. Each Country/City has its own Goldrush.

How Much is the Goldrush prize

$100,000

Do I need to apply to compete in the Goldrush

No, your application to the Amazing Race automatically qualifies you for the Goldrush. However theres a fee inorder for you to receive your Goldrush starter kit(first clue).

Why will you charge a Fee for the Goldrush Starter kit

To keep the adrenalin pumping and foster competion because everybody will have a stake and something to loose, and frankly speaking we have decided to charge a very small fee to make the ultimate prize attractive.

How much is it

we will announce shortly, and communicate to everyone.  :groan:

"Our fans are pretty good. They don't give away too much. Sometimes people love dropping spoilers, but our fans are good. They tend to do it in such a way that doesn't ruin it for fans who don't want to know."--Phil Keoghan


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Re: Amazing Race Africa: "Goldrush"
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2009, 08:25:57 PM »
i think it is not true, how they have sponsors like Nokia, Caltex, Sony, Mobile?, EgyptAir and Carlsberg. Also The Page Has The Same Format As TARA Page.
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Re: Amazing Race Africa: "Goldrush"
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2009, 08:41:06 PM »
I guess the "Dead Price Left You A Million Dollars on his will" hoax has reached a new level
The story so far:
In the beginning the Universe was created.
This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move

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Re: Amazing Race Africa: "Goldrush"
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2009, 08:53:20 PM »
At the best of times I just ignore scammers like this...

but when they sully the name of The Amazing Race...  :meow: (:;) :box:

The site is registered to:

Collins Robert        **********@gmail.com)
57432 Nairobi
Nairobi Municipality,00100
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Tel. +254.712319830
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Re: Amazing Race Africa: "Goldrush"
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2009, 09:42:55 PM »
At the best of times I just ignore scammers like this...

but when they sully the name of The Amazing Race...  :meow: (:;) :box:

The site is registered to:

Collins Robert        **********@gmail.com)
57432 Nairobi
Nairobi Municipality,00100
KE
Tel. +254.712319830


OH nice job!! Would this qualify as mail fraud? If so, we can report it....
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Re: Amazing Race Africa: "Goldrush"
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2009, 01:15:35 AM »
Tuesday, 14 July 2009
AMAZING RACE COMING TO AFRICA


If you are interested in traversing Africa, hit up www.amazingraceafrica.com for information on the African instalment of the TV reality show Amazing Race.
The show will have 12 African teams made up of two contestants each, coming to a total of 24 players..
The contestants will pass through 14 countries, including major African cities like Nairobi, Cairo, Johannesburg, and Lagos amongst others.
It is not clear if the host will still be American Phil Keoghan. However, the reality show will maintain it’s usual features like road blocks, fast forwards, yields, intersections and detours.
The team that shows the most endurance, strength and wits and makes it across the finish line first, shall take home the grand prize of Sh20 million, and a chance to win 8 million at every city in the treasure hunt, Gold rush segment.

NOTE//:CAREFUL THOUGH, THE REALITY SHOW ORGANISERS HAVE A WEIRD CLAUSE THAT DEMAND FOR CASH. DON’T PAY TO BE ON A REALITY SHOW, THAT IS NOT HOW IT WORKS.

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Re: Amazing Race Africa: "Goldrush"
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2009, 03:58:07 AM »
Not sure if this is nit-picking or legit, but "the capital cities of several African countries" would technically not include Johannesburg and Lagos...

If this is a scam, we can be comforted that mimicry is the best form of flattery!
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Re: Amazing Race Africa: "Goldrush"
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2009, 11:09:34 PM »
Nobody pays to be on a Reality Show, you lose money even before you can win money. :funny:

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Re: Amazing Race Africa: "Goldrush"
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2009, 07:10:01 AM »
puddin noted:
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CAREFUL THOUGH, THE REALITY SHOW ORGANISERS HAVE A WEIRD CLAUSE THAT DEMAND FOR CASH. DON’T PAY TO BE ON A REALITY SHOW, THAT IS NOT HOW IT WORKS.

Well, scams for up-front payment are common out of Nigeria, although this is apparently from Kenya.

puddin, can you clarify is this is for real and legit?

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Re: Amazing Race Africa: "Goldrush"
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2009, 12:54:04 PM »
That was a quote from someone posting the same info I got with a same warning, not a quote from puddin. This does not seem legit to me.


puddin noted:
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CAREFUL THOUGH, THE REALITY SHOW ORGANISERS HAVE A WEIRD CLAUSE THAT DEMAND FOR CASH. DON’T PAY TO BE ON A REALITY SHOW, THAT IS NOT HOW IT WORKS.

Well, scams for up-front payment are common out of Nigeria, although this is apparently from Kenya.

puddin, can you clarify is this is for real and legit?
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Re: Amazing Race Africa: "Goldrush"
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2009, 11:41:19 PM »
I hope they go to Egypt (if there IS a REAL RACE)
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Re: Amazing Race Africa: "Goldrush"
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2009, 09:51:13 PM »
Wow so many edition coming up!!
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Re: Amazing Race Africa: "Goldrush"
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2009, 09:57:34 PM »
Wow so many edition coming up!!


This is thought to be a scam, NOT a real race...
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Re: Amazing Race Africa: "Goldrush"
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2009, 10:33:24 PM »
Wow so many edition coming up!!


This is thought to be a scam, NOT a real race...

Oh.. Then is a bit too much for people to come out fake info all over the net..  (:;)
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Re: Amazing Race Africa: "Goldrush"
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2009, 10:51:33 AM »
But then again, there was just this Tweet

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Re: Amazing Race Africa: "Goldrush"
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2009, 05:58:41 PM »
Wow so many edition coming up!!


This is thought to be a scam, NOT a real race...

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Re: Amazing Race Africa: "Goldrush"
« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2009, 11:58:31 PM »
Haha this is more like an Amazing Race around Nigeria trying to catch the crooks who stole your money!! lol  :doh:
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