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Bill Gates Wants to Share His Fortune With You-Fiction!

 

 

 

Summary of the eRumor:  
According to this message, Microsoft founder Bill Gates want to make sure that his Internet Explorer browser remains on top. So, Microsoft and AOL are doing an "email beta test." If you forward their email to your friends over the next two weeks, you'll get money in the mail.
The Truth:  
This is a hoax. Neither Microsoft nor AOL is participating. Plus, there is no system being used on the Internet to track forwarded emails in order to compensate those who forward them.

It's become one of the most widely circulated hoaxes on the Internet.

This is somewhat similar to two other hoaxes, the AOL-Intel Hoax and the Disneyland-Microsoft hoax.

A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:

Version #1

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 weeks, Microsoft will contact you for your address and then send you a cheque.

Version #2


 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 wi ll 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.

 Regards. [Name and contact info removed]


I 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 a check for $24, 800.00. You need to respond before the beta testing is over. If anyone can affoard 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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