Is This REALLY TRUE?!?!!!

@mjmlagat (3171)
Philippines
November 27, 2008 9:04pm CST
A friend of mine forwarded to me this mail today and I don't want to think of it as a hoax because I know my friend (although I believe this was just also forwarded to her)...I want you all to please give us the idea as to the veracity of the mail..or any experience relating to this message. Thanks for sharing! [b]Christmas is coming...I'm willing to try anything for some extra cash flow... This was sent to me by my accountant... if you think this is ridiculous I have no problem giving you his contact information... Read carefully... THIS TOOK TWO PAGES OF THE TUESDAY USATODAY - IT IS FOR REAL 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 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 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. With in 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 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 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 l east $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'. [/b]
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30 responses
• Argentina
28 Nov 08
It's the oldest hoax still roaming around the web. I used to get two or three of those a day about ten years ago, now it's down to one every few months. Although I think it's been like a year since the last one. It does make me smile every time though, if it was true then we wouldn't be having the XP vs Vista arguments because Microsoft would've gone broke before Windows 98. Rich
• India
28 Nov 08
I would advice not to try it. Because even if it is true, by next 2 weeks microsoft and aol would certainly run out of money if they continue giving money
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@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
28 Nov 08
Yeah, this is what I thought too! How could they afford such huge amount of money!? Thanks for the response!
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@Tushavi (2078)
• Karachi, Pakistan
28 Nov 08
Ahahahahha Miss I think you are such a Fool Likes me are ya??? have a nice day.
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• India
29 Nov 08
Second basic question would be how would microsoft and others know that a mail was forwarded in yahoo or gmail. It certainly would be big threat to privacy
@quinnkl (1668)
• United States
28 Nov 08
It really doesn't work and is a hoax. Have been similar things like this going around for years. I would be very interested to see that check or a copy of it. I wouldn't want to call anyone a liar, but it wasn't from Pepsi, GE or Microsoft. They really are not and can't track that one email. check this out at snopes.com and you can get the real information and all of the information on this hoax.
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@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
8 Dec 08
These people are just wasting THEIR time, right? Thanks for the reply!
@riyasam (16578)
• India
28 Nov 08
i donot what to say of this.the story sounds quite tempting.usually such mails are hoaxes. be a little more cautious. happy mylotting.
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@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
30 Nov 08
Yeah, I believe this is a hoax. Thnaks for th response, happy posting!
• United States
28 Nov 08
Hey there sweeety hows it goin? well i am soo sad to tell you that this is sooo a hoax..u can check it out at www.snopes.com all u have to do is type in email hoaxes or just a few lines of the email..i got this abotu 7 mths ago and checked into it and yeaa its soo not real amone many many others..so if u are ever not sure if its real or not just check snopes they have it all..have a good one! April
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@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
28 Nov 08
Thanks for the information and the response. I checked it there and yeah, it's a hoax.
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@magojordan (3254)
• Philippines
28 Nov 08
Obviously that's a scam. I've received numerous e-mails about that and of course they all have the same stuff like this is a data test etc. I think it's waste of time forwarding e-mails like this or even worse they might ask you your personal details and use them to scam you if ever you get in touch with these scammers.
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@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
28 Nov 08
I'm just wondering why are they wasting time for something as stupid as this! Thanks for the response. Have a great day!
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• Philippines
28 Nov 08
no that is not true, it is a scam! do not ever believe to some forwarded emails giving you money...i kept on receiving that kind of email for years now...Just delete it right away everytime you see these kind of emails.
@ladynetz (968)
• Canada
28 Nov 08
Of course that's a scam... That's a good asvertising way for aol and Microsoft, but they won't pay any money. Otherwise, lots of people would already been posting their earnings, and by no, I've seen no one showing of . I don't even read this kind of email.They just take your time and teach you nothing good.Only how to scam others. Or all those emails that say"you've won" one a million, one 1.5 million, all kind of crazy amount.And you have to give them all your private details, that the'l use to laundry their money. Just keep far away from these and keep safe!
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@mrsjbelle (1641)
• United States
28 Nov 08
Sadly no these are hoaxes. I get these all the time & have for years. Noone has ever made money off of these. Wouldn't it be nice if it was true though? I think we would be better off buying a Lotto ticket then earning money this way.
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@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
28 Nov 08
Yeah, I wish so...Thanks for the response! Happy posting!
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@raven66 (335)
• Canada
28 Nov 08
DONT!!!.. even think about it!!!!.. delete!.....Delete... GET rid of the SCAM!!.. *smile*
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@jedimind (200)
• Singapore
28 Nov 08
whenever i see any of these kind of mails, i would just mark it as spam, then delete it. any mail that talks about giving you a lot of money is just all fake
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@browneyed (2526)
• United Kingdom
28 Nov 08
Wow. Can't believe this email is still making the rounds. It's fake. Delete it. take care...
@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
28 Nov 08
I'm sorry to say, this scam has been going for some time now. I first heard of it about a year ago - so please don't be sucked in, mjmlagat. There is a sucker born every minute, and I'd hate you to be one of them!
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• Philippines
28 Nov 08
hmmmmmm???? that's huge... can they really keep it up? that's a question.....
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@killkiss (14)
• China
28 Nov 08
it's no way for you earning Bill Gates' money just in this way.
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• Philippines
28 Nov 08
If there is one thing I have learned from the internet, it's that you really have to be careful. You are just gonna have to evealuate. I guess if it just asks you to forward something , it's probably alright. But if it asks you to give personal info and stuff you just have to ignore it. Nothing spells danger more than easy money so be extra careful! Good luck!
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@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
28 Nov 08
This type of mails are obviously scams. Money can't be earn that easily.
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@dinomutt (62)
• Malaysia
28 Nov 08
I received this email let say ehmmmm....... 3 years ago maybe?? No, I am afraid I have to tell you that it is a fake dream of yours. Never gonna happen, I have tried it before, stupid ME.....
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• Malaysia
28 Nov 08
I'm just courious about this, why he very kind to give money to everyone who just fowarding the mail. I have done many time but never get call from them.....look like funny...
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@chabawel (330)
• Philippines
28 Nov 08
I received a similar e-mail and attached this with my customer service letter to the Microsoft.com website. A couple of days later, an agent of Microsoft responded to me and clearly pointed out not to believe in such emails because it's not TRUE. If you receive such e-mails, the agent advised me to email it to them so they can track down whose spreading such e-mails. I advised you do the same thing. :P Happy mylotting.
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@becnh83 (806)
• Philippines
28 Nov 08
hi mjm, i already experience and given this letter through my office email add almost a year now and i follow their given steps coz who am i to refused that kind of amount..lol, but after i send it to my friends and waited if microsoft will call or send me some amount but sad to say until now i havent received even a single cents from them...so dont believe that their just making us fun....
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