Received this email last week:
It is with great pleasure that I can announce that My Local Services has been nominated in our prestigious 2015 Business Excellence Awards.
Over the past two months we have been encouraging specialist nominations on a global scale, reaching out to over 500,000 global professionals worldwide...blah blah
All we require from you at this stage is to reply to this email simply stating "I Accept my nomination". We will then come back to you with the next steps.
Please note that there are no costs involved in accepting your nomination or if you do go on to win an award and that email is sent for information purposes only. However, we do need your reply to move forward...
Scam radar went into full power mode so spent a good 3 minutes googling before making my mind up.
It seems this company are a professional awards company. In fact looking at their website, they have an award for every occasion, every position in a company, and just about every kind of industry! Oh and it seems to run in every country as well
and it goes on, and on.....
But to be fair, there is some money to be made in awards:
But there do seem to be plenty of companies that are happy to show off their awards and obviously proud to receive them. I've no doubt there is a cost at some point, even if its an overpriced award ceremony.
Or am I just being a cynical grumpy and ungrateful git?