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Robert Meek

I'm not sure what kind of scam it is but it sure sounds strange. I
received an e-mail...heavily scanned for all types of viruses...which has
instructions saying that Microsoft and AOL are in on an e-mail beta test of
some kind and asking for the e-mail to be forwarded on to others. It
promises Microsoft will pay $240 for each one sent!!
I hadn't heard of this scam before so I was just wondering what the
story was.
 
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Richard Urban

Last week they were selling this bridge over a river in the desert for
$149.99.

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Regards,

Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
(For email, remove the obvious from my address)

Quote from George Ankner:
If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
 
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Pez D Spencer

it used to be that gap would give you a pair of jeans for every
forwarded message.

i first saw it in '98, i think.
 
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Wesley Vogel

I cannot believe that people fall for this one.

Bill Gates did not become the richest man in the world by giving you his
money.

He became the richest man in the world by you giving him your money.

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

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Doug Knox MS-MVP

Ah, you got the rip off. My offer was $119.99, and included a free, rusted and decrepit VW microbus after mail-in rebate.

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Richard Urban said:
Last week they were selling this bridge over a river in the desert for
$149.99.

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Regards,

Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
(For email, remove the obvious from my address)

Quote from George Ankner:
If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
 
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Robert Meek

No I didn't fall for it, I just wanted to know if this was something new
as I'd never come across it before. My old man always told me you get what
you pay for and little else so....

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from Robert Meek dba Tangentals Design
(e-mail address removed)
Wesley Vogel said:
I cannot believe that people fall for this one.

Bill Gates did not become the richest man in the world by giving you his
money.

He became the richest man in the world by you giving him your money.

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

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Wesley Vogel

There is no free lunch. ;-) Unless you can con someone into buying you
one.

One of my Uncles E-mailed me twice asking about that hoax. One of my other
relatives was forwarding it on to everyone she knew. LOL

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

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