UK Requirement - Fake Email

This is definitely a fake email... with fake contents and fake promises.

Subject: UK Requirement

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 week! s, Microsoft will contact you for your address and then send you a cheque.

Charles S. Bailey
General Manager Field Operations
1-800-842-2332 Ext. 1085 or 904-245-1085 or RNX 292-1085

To derive to such conclusion is easy...

1. Even though Microsoft is deep pocketed, they don't usually give out donation based on spam-email. Further so, Bill Gates had personally mentioned that email spammers should be responsible for lost of time in the work place. Read here.
2. AOL and Microsoft are not partnering. AOL is partnering with Google instead.
3. No American company is so stupid enough to give out money for baseless reason. The only way one does get pay for Internet activities is via advertisement publishing; using Google Adsense, Adbrite or Chitika. Trust me, it is not easy to earn this kind of money.

Otherwise, prove me wrong.


MingStar said…

I just got the email, and did a google search, and saw your post.

what a shame that people still send this kind of email around
Brandon Teoh said…
Sometimes it may be coming from professionals doing psychology research.

and sometimes it is due to chain-reaction.
Anonymous said…
Whats so surprising is that the people who forwarded this kinda junk emails are all professionals, some IT guys, some Finance and still they get into this junk.

What a waste of time of their own and everyone else...
Anonymous said…
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