Thread: Whoa! could this be true??
05-19-2004, 11:10 AM #1
Whoa! could this be true??
I got this in an email today... wondering if anyone else seen this and if it's true... If it is that would be wildddddddddddddddd.
THIS TOOK TWO PAGES OF THE TUESDAY USATODAY - IT IS FOR REAL
> Subject: PLEEEEEEASE READ!!!! it was on the news!
> It was on the news! Kathy South Alcoa - EHS Maintenance Coordinator
>Phone: 765/771 - 3547 Pager : 765/420 - 6575
> To all of my friends, I do not usually forward messages, But this is
>from my good friend Pearlas Sandborn and she really is an attorney.
> If she says that this will work - It will work. After all, What have
>you got to lose? SORRY EVERYBODY.. JUST HAD TO TAKE THE CHANCE!!! I'm an
>attorney, And I know the law. This thing is for real. Rest assured AOL and
>Intel will follow through with their promises for fear of facing a
>multimillion-dollar class action suit similar to the one filed by PepsiCo
>against General Electric not too long ago.
> Dear Friends; Please do not take this for a junk letter. Bill Gates
>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 weeks 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 check.
> Regards. Charles S Bailey General Manager Field Operations
> 1-800-842-2332 Ext. 1085 or 904-1085 or RNX
> 292-1085 Charles_Bailey@csx.com Charles_bailey@csx.com
> 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
>withindays, I receive a check for $24,800.00. You need to respond before
>the beta testing is over. If anyone can affoard this, Bill gates is the
> It's all marketing expense to him. Please forward this to as many
>people as possible. You are bound to get at least $10,000.00. We're not
>going to help them out with their e-mail beta test without getting a little
>something for our time. My brother's girlfriend got in on this a few months
>ago. When i went to visit him for the Baylor/UT game. She showed me her
>check. It was for the sum of $4,324.44 and was stamped "Paid in full"
> Like i said before, I know the law, and this is for real.
> Intel and AOL are now discussing a merger which would make them the
>largest Internet company and in an effort make sure that AOL remains the
>most widely used program, Intel and AOL are running an e-mail beta test.
> When you forward this e-mail to friends, Intel can and will track it(
>if you are a Microsoft Windows user)for a two week time period.
> TRy it; What have you got to lose????
If this is true... I'd love to know if I made the testing time... lol I been forwarding all morning just incase... anyone ever hear of this?? It's got to be a lie... want to make sure just incase though
05-19-2004, 11:12 AM #2
Its fake, I saw that over a year ago floating around the net
05-19-2004, 11:13 AM #3
D@mn it!!!!!!! hahaha well i figured it must have been fake... I know Bill gates wouldn't go out of his way to make my life any easier
05-19-2004, 11:22 AM #4
Wow, this one was really butchered. They didn't even get the company names right. At the start they refer to Intel and then later it's Microsoft.
But this was probably one of the original Internet hoaxes. It's been around for years. WHy people think that anyone would just give them money for sending an email is beyond me.
05-19-2004, 11:55 AM #5Member
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It's been around for a while, just like the Gap, Chili's, and Cracker Barrel gift certificate hoax. One of the first things I noticed about this email, about the third time I received it, is that there's a claim someone was paid so many dollars and some cents. But the amounts to be paid are all whole dollar figures. People need to be a little brighter to get one by the public.
05-19-2004, 12:19 PM #6
A man can dream can't he???
Originally Posted by bad_man
05-19-2004, 12:19 PM #7AR-Hall of Famer / Retired
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it never ceases to amaze me just how gullible and stupid people really are
05-19-2004, 12:23 PM #8Originally Posted by GeoQuadzilla
05-19-2004, 12:38 PM #9
Cycleon are you calling me stupid?
05-19-2004, 02:48 PM #10
OMG!!! these things crack me up
05-19-2004, 02:51 PM #11
Definately fake, I've seen it around for quite a while.
05-19-2004, 02:56 PM #12
There was no way that could be real... I had my friends going pretty good though... They asked me to look around and see if i seen anything on it... So i posted it here and told them you all said it was real... I kinda feel bad about telling them the truth now
05-19-2004, 02:57 PM #13Originally Posted by PuddleMonkey
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