FREE Laptop?

Lubbock, Texas
September 30, 2009 10:38am CST
Did you get the e mail claiming to be giving away Ericsson T18 & R320 if you forwarded it to 8 friends? The e mail claims "I DID look it up on snopes. . .it's legit!. Well I wasn't so sure. That would be a lot of laptops to give away for a promotion, so I Looked it up on Snopes myself. Turns out T18 is a cell phone. The whole thing is just another hoax created under the name of Anna Swelund. Read all about it here http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/nothing/ericsson.asp Do you check out things that sound too good to be true, or do you just follow blindly?
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13 responses
• United States
30 Sep 09
i will be honest i dont even bother looking into the email i just delete it, i have offtend come across emailing telling me ive won a free cellphone or laptop or gift certificte, and it ends up being all spam. my mail box gets flooded with all these junk emals. so no i can say that i dont look into it.
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• Lubbock, Texas
30 Sep 09
Yeah, now those usually come from someone I don't know. The forwards from friends really make me mad because I can see they sent their info to someone they don't know and who knows what that person's going to do with it.
• United States
1 Oct 09
agree with you 100% i tell my friends and family the same thing, like they say everything that glitters isnt gold.
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
30 Sep 09
sometimes i follow the instruction to prove it`s true or not (f i had many time) and sometimes i deny the email (if i think the instruction is complicated and need many task to be done).
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• Lubbock, Texas
30 Sep 09
If you ever receive one that tells you to forward any personal information to someone you don't know, make that one of the ones you just delete straight away.
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
31 Oct 09
thanks for information.
• United States
30 Sep 09
HI ya Bead: I'm not sure if I have one of those emails or not I'm so far behind in viewing/reading mine (G)! I might have 20 or more of those emails sitting in my email addy's LOL! I wish things like this was true I could sure use a new laptop, Pc, anything My old Pc is just about done for...(sigh)!! Thanks for the warning and thanks for taking the time to check on it too!! Hugs to you!
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• Lubbock, Texas
30 Sep 09
LOL I could certainly wish it were true too, I'd love to have a laptop.
• India
30 Sep 09
i never believe in what arrives by email from an unknown source. especially when it is urging you to do some task to get a free electronic item. anyway who will give you anything for free? i delete such mails on reading it.
• Lubbock, Texas
30 Sep 09
unknown sources get deleted right away, but sometimes friends get these things and forward them to me. When it comes from a friend I have to check it out, but not try it!
• Indonesia
30 Sep 09
if it was send via email,,,i worried that it was a spam..i will delete it from my inbox directly...
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• Lubbock, Texas
30 Sep 09
Good Idea. Especially when they ask you to forward personal information like your address to someone you don't know.
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
4 Oct 09
Anything that is offered free on the internet I avoid. Most of the time I don't read those scams. Just delete them and move on reading my emails. This sort of thing reminds me of the drawings offered at malls or individual stores. Fill out the coupon and drop in the box to win a free car or whatever. Always seems to be something nice. Then the calls start coming at home to buy all kinds of things not related to the car offered in the drawing. I stopped entering things of this nature.
@marguicha (94592)
• Chile
2 Oct 09
I don´t get into those things, friend. We don´t have many feebies in my country and I´m in the process of giving away things to my children. It´s less cluttered, less to clean and if I need them, I can always ask them to lend then. But if you ever find a freebie you love that means you have to get referrals, count on me, please, and send me a PM. Hug!
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
1 Oct 09
I receive more offer from my mail but I ignore all of those. I don't know why yahoo.com will not filter those spam mails to avoid many people being a victim of scam...Have a nice day!
@subha12 (18453)
• India
1 Oct 09
I think all these are scams. Nothing so costly comes as free. I also got some Microsoft giving laptops mails. I knew these are hoax.
• Philippines
1 Oct 09
Hi, thebeaddoodler! Thanks for the warning and I will never fall to this kind of scam anymore! Yeah, who could even give out 8 laptops or even free cellphones these days anyway? It is now my habit to check out things first specially if they sound so good to be true...I had learned my lessons well. There are indeed some people who take advantage of other people's misfortune or trusting nature just to give advantage to themselves.
• Philippines
1 Oct 09
i don't believe anything like that. if i did and followed what they wanted me to do, i would have been the richest woman alive on earth today, lol. imagine myself winning millions and millions of dollars and pounds in whatever lottery they are telling me about! my usernames in my email accounts are not even descriptive of my true name, so how did they choose me? or emails telling me that a large sum of money is stashed away in a bank somewhere and they request me to stand as next-of-kin to claim it. i just laugh off things like that ... but the "bad" side of me sometimes gets to work and i answer these emails with questions as: why, of all people did u choose me? or ... hoodwink the next available person on ur list... etc. (this is only when i don't have anything else to do, other than that, i mark them spam or delete them outright).
@irefed (200)
• Philippines
1 Oct 09
Yes. I get an email that claims in giving some gadgets like phone, laptop or computer but I always disregard the message because I don't believe it. Sorry but I don't have to check somethings like that. But if you claim it's legitimate, well I try to check this link you have shared.Thanks.
@cherrc (666)
• Philippines
1 Oct 09
too good to be true. really frustrating to say that despite our economy crisis, knowing for a fact that lots of people r in need and wanting to fight for their survival, others are dealing with it at the expense of another. anyway, with or without our current status, hoax or not a hoax, greediness is inherent to some other people. sad but true. ü