Tibetan Buddhist Email Spam (Scam)

SpamA group of disaffected Tibetan Buddhist followers are spamming religion and spirituality websites in Australia with a so-called TEDX talk by a geshe. The Office of the Dalai Lama has rebuffed the behaviour of this geshe. The email addresses are all spoofed, meaning the mails are sent via a contact form on a website and action cannot be taken against the sender for anti-social behaviour. Recipients are urged to take action against the senders.

The subject of this disreputable email spamming / scamming is like so:

Subject: How to Get Everything You Want, In a Way which Helps the Whole World – XXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXX

And the message:

In his TEDx talk, he will share a teaching from the oldest printed book in the world—XXX XXXXXXX XXXXX XXXXX—which helps us get everything we want in life, in a way which also helps the entire world. We will be learning an ancient method known as the Four Steps, which can be applied to five different goals: financial independence for the rest of our life; great personal and professional relationships; vibrant health and energy; a clear, happy, and focused mind—and most importantly, how we can use all these to find out why we came into this world, and how we can live a life of great purpose and meaning.

XXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXX is a Princeton University graduate who spent 25 years in a Tibetan monastery and is the first American to be awarded the degree of Geshe, or Master of Buddhism. He utilized his monastery training to help build a major New York corporation which reached $250 million in annual sales, and was sold to super-investor Warren Buffett in 2009. Michael used a large portion of his business profits, and support from companies like Hewlett Packard, to found a 25-year effort to train and pay Tibetan refugees to input thousands of their endangered ancient books and make them available online for free.

We are not affiliated to XXXXXX XXXXX in anyway. We are helping to spread his message to make this world a better place. Please share with your friends if you find this helpful.

Watch XXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXX’s TED talk here.

Listen to the XXXXXXX XXXXXX XXXXX in English below in youtube:

Points to Consider:

* There have been (so-called) Tibetan Buddhist Monks scamming and begging in Australia. Chinese on tourist visas have been caught dressed in monks robes and begging for cash.

* The Office of the Dalai Lama as rebuffed the behaviour of this monk: unconventional behavior does not accord with His Holiness’s teachings and practices”

* Moreover, marriage is a breach of Gelug monastic vows (this so-called geshe was married).

Action to take:

Contact the Australian Communications Authority

Report the email to the Australian Communications Media Authority

Do not reply to SPAM

Consumer Guide to Spam in Australia




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