A current auction on Ebay offers up a lifetime kickback on earnings for putting up $100,000 to pay for college.
The auction claims that Ron Steen will pay 2% of his annual earnings to anyone willing to give $100,000 towards his college education. His stated major is communications, and says he estimates his lifetime earnings at $30 million dollars.
While you have to admire his ambition, a potential investor would have to laugh at the promised payoff.
A Utah-based company, operated by a BYU student, obtained email addresses of Utah State University students from the printed USU student directory by typing them into a list, and then sending a message to everyone on that list. USU computer services confirmed that over the weekend approximately 15,000 emails from the same company were received by student and staff inboxes in just a few short minutes.
It's been done to some degree before by local businesses, over-zealous candidates for ASUSU office and unintential mailings or technical errors. What differed here was the scope of the mailing, affecting every email address contained in the recent edition of the USU student directory.