Is the Bill Gates and Microsoft "email beta test" for real?

@nikkiwith (1074)
Australia
October 23, 2007 9:02am CST
I received a money making email stating that Bill Gates, Microsoft, AOL and INTEL are paying people for an email beta test. It says i will receive over $200 for every person i forward the email to, more money for every person they forward the email to and so on...... Can any body tell me if this is a legitimate money making deal?
5 responses
@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
23 Oct 07
No, it is not a money making deal. It is an urban legend. I think I get at least one email a month of this nature. The bill Gates one has to be at least 5 years old. There is no program to track the mailing of emails and what would they gain by offering this. Remember if it sounds to good to be true..it probably isn't.
@nikkiwith (1074)
• Australia
23 Oct 07
Hello, thanks, but i don't understand why? Who's making money from it? why post it in the first place?
@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
23 Oct 07
No one is, it is someone's idea of a joke...lets see if we can get people to believe this, lets slow down out ISPs mail servers, let's clutter up everyones mailboxes with garbage. No one benefits!
• Philippines
23 Oct 07
Amazing I still haven't received the Bill Gates one. Maybe on my other email that I abandoned because of spam.
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
24 Oct 07
LOL don't believe it for a minute :) It's an hoax that's been around for quite some time now. But I guess everyone that responded told you that already :) $200 for just forwarding and email, that would be nice lol
@loginc (197)
• India
23 Oct 07
Hi nikkiwith, I just can't believe that people are still forwarding that nonsense message to others. The last time I saw the message was long back. The message is of course a spam and there can be no such money making deals. If this was true then Bill Gates would have got replaced by the greatest spammer, wherever he/she is, as the most richest person in the world some years back. By the way, Bill Gates did got replaced from the number 1 spot by Carlos Slim HelĂș and of course, he is not a spammer. :) Login
• India
23 Oct 07
I wasted my time in sending such mail to some of my friends a few months ago. You plz don't waste your time.
@joshboz (1214)
• Australia
23 Oct 07
no its a hoax. dont believe with this. i even research for it and come up imn one of my research that is not true and even bill gates himself deny the said activities as legitimate. this hoax was made only by people who are desperate for money that they to set up a running internet hoax to gain attention. its never been true and its already old. it had been circulating the internet since 2001.