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16-06-2002, 01:25 PM
This e-mail thats doing the rounds is a bit of humor!!
If only!!! and its not a virus either, sounds like a pyramid scheme abit, my guess is its to collect addy's to sell on. SPAM eh!

Subject: THIS IS FOR REAL. IT WAS ON THE NEWS LAST NIGHT.

Dear Friends,
> > > >
> > > >Please do not take this for a junk letter. Bill Gates is sharing his
> > > >fortune. If you ignore this you will repent later. Microsoft and AOL
> are
> > > >now
> > > >the largest Internet companies and in an effort to make sure that
> > Internet
> > > >Explorer remains the most widely used program, Microsoft and AOL are
> > > >running
> > > >an e-mail beta test.
> > > >
> > > >When you forward this e-mail to friends, Microsoft can and will track
> it
> > > >(if
> > > >you are a Microsoft Windows user) for a two week time period. For
every
> > > >person that you forward this e-mail to, Microsoft will pay you
$245.00,
> > for
> > > >every person that you sent it to that forwards it on, Microsoft will
> pay
> > > >you
> > > >$243.00 and for every third person that receives it, you will be paid
> > > >$241.00. Within two weeks, Microsoft will contact you for your
address
> > and
> > > >then send you a cheque.
> > > >
> > > >Regards.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >I thought this was a scam myself, but two weeks after receiving this
> > e-mail
> > > >and forwarding it on, Microsoft contacted me for my address and
within
> > > >days,
> > > >I received a cheque for US$24,800.00. You need to respond before the
> > beta
> > > >testing is over. If anyone can afford this Bill Gates is the man.
It's
> > all
> > > >marketing expense to him. Please forward this to as many people as
> > > >possible.
> > > >You are bound to get at least US$10,000.00.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >

16-06-2002, 01:55 PM
this is called SPAM, CHAIN Letter.

16-06-2002, 03:42 PM
LOL..... I know some people who think this email is for real!

I have a doosey of an email I forward to anyone who sends me a spam.....

Alan:-)

16-06-2002, 05:16 PM
As soon as I saw this email I deleted it. Anybody sucked in by this sort of thing is very gullible, very stupid, or very f...!

16-06-2002, 05:43 PM
Totally agree - thats my point - the amount of people that actually fall for this stuff is unreal though!! it is annoying though,cause i like everbody, hate spam and its usually close friends etc... that send it on to you and they just don't learn!!!

16-06-2002, 07:36 PM
How many years has this been going around? :-/

16-06-2002, 07:38 PM
How many years has this been going around? :-/

17-06-2002, 06:01 AM
Well another thing you could do is cut n paste all the addresses from the email and sell em to spammers Bwaahahaha hahahaha!!!!weeeeheeeee....

17-06-2002, 09:00 PM
I really think you should post the 'AO' one... :)

I get totall sick of the ones that frequent the teenage crowd...

YYYYYEEEEEWEWWWW

Some people need to get a life...

On one occassion I hit the reply all button (which gave me around 7,000 addresses) and told the lot of them where to stick it...

I image in just about killed my ISP, how often does something around 75KB (body section only) in size, and with a CC list of 7000 get send around?

I'm appalled by the number of people who are sucked in by it, we really are a gullible society...

Quite sad really...

:(

Erin