Ford crushes half-price hybrid hoax
Credit crunch car sale nonsense quashed
Ford has stepped forward to debunk a hoax email suggesting the motor firm was selling new models of a hybrid car at half price in response to the global financial crisis.
The bogus emails, ostensibly from a Ford sales manager in Michigan, claim 500 Ford Fusion Hybrid cars are on offer at the bargain price of $15,500, instead of the real "on the road" price of a 2010 model hybrid car of $27,270.
The email is sent in the name of Gary Settles. Someone, perhaps coincidentally, called Gary Settles works as a sales manager in a Ford dealership; but this sales outlet is in Lexington, Kentucky rather than Detroit.
The real Settles has no idea how his name came to be used in the hoax, AutoblogGreen reports.