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  1. Stephanie Paniagua

    Stephanie Paniagua

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    I was sent the message below. I'm assuming this is spam mail. Is this true?

    Subject: Fw: PLEEEEEEASE READ!!!! it was on the news!



    THIS TOOK TWO PAGES OF THE TUESDAY USATODAY - IT IS FOR REAL

    Subject: PLEEEEEEASE READ!!!! it was on the news!



    !!!! It was on the news! Kathy South Alcoa - EHS Maintenance Coordinator
    Phone: 765/771 - 3547 Pager : 765/420 - 6575

    To all of my friends, I do not usually forward messages, But this is from
    my good 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 betatest.

    When you forward this e-mail to friends, Microsoft can and will track it (
    If you are a Microsoft Windows user) For a twoweeks 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. Charles S Bailey General Manager Field Operations
    1-800-842-2332 Ext. 1085 or 904-1085 or RNX
    292-1085

    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
    withindays, 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 fullâ€

    Like i said before, I know the law, and this is for real.

    Intel and AOL are now discussing a mergerwhich would make them the
    largest Internet company and in an effort make sure that AOL remains the
    most widely used program, Intel and AOL arerunning an e-mail beta test.

    When you forward this e-mail to friends, Intel can and will track it( if
    you are a Microsoft Windows user)for a two week time period.

    TRy it; What have you got to lose????
     
    Stephanie Paniagua, Sep 13, 2017
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  2. Stephanie Paniagua

    nivrip Yorkshire Cruncher

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    I ignore ALL unsolicited email. In fact, I don't even open them.

    You NEVER get something for nothing (other than unwanted viruses).

    :)
     
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  3. Stephanie Paniagua

    Ian Administrator

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    Of course it's a scam ;). It's one of the oldest spam e-mails around - I think even Bill Gates would be bankrupt if this was true!
     
    Ian, Sep 13, 2017
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  4. Stephanie Paniagua

    V_R ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Moderator

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    Seems legit.
     
    V_R, Sep 13, 2017
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