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Old 02-22-2006, 01:33 AM
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has anyone seen this yet?

the below message was sent to a friend, he claims it is true, and knows someone that was paid from doing this.



To all of my friends, I do not usually forward messages, but this
is from my 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 &nbs p; 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. &nbs! P; 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.
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 receive! D a check for $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 $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.

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Old 02-22-2006, 01:55 AM
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I vaguely remember getting that message years ago. It's obviously a ploy to gather email addresses.

Spam spam spammity spam.
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Old 02-22-2006, 02:31 AM
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I vaguely remember getting that message years ago. It's obviously a ploy to gather email addresses.

Spam spam spammity spam.
that is what i thought also, but how will they collect the email addresses?all you are doing is forwarding the message to others in your address book, not to any one who would collect them.
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Old 02-22-2006, 09:56 AM
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The 2 biggest ways for SPAMMERS to get e-mail addresses are:

1) chain letters (all they do is scan the headers)
2) jokes

When I got a new e-mail, I do not forward chain letters, and if I do a joke, I take off all the previous info (besides the joke) and it took 2 years for my first SPAM to show up, and I think it was due to something I ordered online.

The best way to avoid spam is to do those 2 things above, or get a .edu or .mil address, SPAMMERS think military and students are too poor to buy anything so they leave them alone.

And I can gurantee Bill Gates is not on a crusade to redistribute his wealth. He got hammered a few years ago due to his small amount of charitable contributions relative to his income.
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Old 02-22-2006, 10:20 AM
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Wow!! This thing is still circulating? Amazing. This is an old skool spam letter. It must be about a decade old.
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Old 02-22-2006, 10:54 AM
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Do people actually think that they are going to get money out of the deal, especially at nearly $250 a pop.
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Old 02-22-2006, 11:16 AM
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You know, it's just an absolute pity that there isn't some place such as Snopes where one could easily check on this sort of stuff.

It's also easy enough to use something such as Google using phrases from a letter like this. If one tries, "I know the law" and "this is for real" in Google, one finds many, many sites debunking this one.
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Old 02-22-2006, 11:54 AM
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Watch for the eBay scams too.

Wow. That thing is still around?!

One thing I have noticed a lot of lately is some outfit trying to get my eBay password and other account information. They’ve sent me emails 3 times in the past 2 weeks telling me that I must use this link to go and “Up-Date” my account info soon or my account will close. Yesterday I got one that looked pretty good. All decked out with the eBay logo and fine print. The first thing that caught my suspicious eye was that it had about 40 email addresses in the “To:” section and all were @verizon.net addresses. No way would eBay send me an email with everyone else’s addresses where I could see/copy them. The second thing was they were telling me I had 24 hours to do it, or it would cost me 350 to recreate my account if I didn’t. Just to see how much BS it was, I clicked their link. The first thing it wanted was my user ID and Password. NOT.
So I forwarded it to spoof@ebay.com and sure enough they replied within an hour that it was/is indeed a fake. They said that if they were ever to send me an email for whatever reason, that same message would be in my messages file in “my ebay”. A good way to check for authenticity.
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Old 02-22-2006, 03:39 PM
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[QUOTE=carson356]the below message was sent to a friend, he claims it is true, and knows someone that was paid from doing this.

That someone lied!
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Old 02-22-2006, 05:05 PM
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my friend is a little behind in technology, and is quite gullible. i don't think he lied, but someone sure did.
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Old 02-22-2006, 05:12 PM
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my friend is a little behind in technology, and is quite gullible. i don't think he lied, but someone sure did.
I wasnt talking about your friend. I was talking about the guy who told him he got paid.
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Old 02-22-2006, 05:38 PM
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Only if it were this easy to make money.............
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Old 02-22-2006, 07:57 PM
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Wow people still read, and forward those emails?

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