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posted on Nov, 23 2004 @ 09:56 PM
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I got this email from my neighbor and to tell you the truth, it made me a little worried about being tracked. Has anyone else recieved this and did anyone read about it in USA Today??



> THIS TOOK TWO PAGES OF THE TUESDAY USATODAY - IT IS FOR REAL
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> Subject: PLEEEEEEASE READ!!!! it was on the news!
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> !!!! It was on the news! Kathy South Alcoa - EHS Maintenance
Coordinator Phone: 765/771 - 3547 Pager : 765/420 - 6575
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> 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.
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> 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.
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> 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.
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> When you forward this e-mail to friends, Microsoft can and will
track it ( If you are a Microsoft Windows user) For a two weeks time
period.
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> 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.
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> Regards. Charles S Bailey General Manager Field Operations
> 1-800-842-2332 Ext. 1085 or 904-1085 or RNX
> 292-1085 Charles_Bailey@csx.com
Charles_bailey@csx.com
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> 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.
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> 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"
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> Like i said before, I know the law, and this is for real.
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> Intel and AOL are now discussing a merger which would make them
the largest Internet company and in an effort make sure that AOL remains
the most widely used program, Intel and AOL are running an e-mail beta
test.
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> 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.
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> TRy it; What have you got to lose????
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> Langdon Accounting & Tax Service, Inc.
> Allen E. Langdon, Ph.D.
> (941) 966-7829




Please, anyone, let me know if you recieved this email.



[edit on 11/23/2004 by Juanita]




posted on Nov, 23 2004 @ 10:06 PM
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It's total bunk. Detail on this inbox junk can be found here:
www.snopes.com...


LL1

posted on Nov, 23 2004 @ 10:17 PM
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Amazing... always some scam. I guess people have nothing better
to do than to think up scams.



posted on Nov, 23 2004 @ 11:24 PM
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It's always a good idea to check those emails that have been forwarded a zillion times with a good hoax-debunking site. The one that everyone uses is Snopes: www.snopes.com...

Next time you get one of those, check it out, find the link that says it's a hoax, and email the person back. Educate them and oon we'll have a bunch of folks stopping Stupid Email.



posted on Nov, 23 2004 @ 11:29 PM
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I hate that letter, I went on a one man mission about 4 months ago, and replied to all recipients pointing out that stupid name Pearlas Sanborn. I had written it is hardly a name one can forget, and I remember getting this crap no less than 10 times over the last 3 years. I told them all to stay away from it.

I'm so glad I'm on this website, finally the crap gets brought here, and we can all point it out for others benefit.

ATS is Best!

-ADHDsux4me



posted on Nov, 23 2004 @ 11:39 PM
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Thank you so much.

I never knew about the 'snopes' website as I can't remember the last time I even received one of these "chain letters". I remember a snail mail letter that claimed that if you sent 1$ to 6 of the people on the list, and they sent it back to you and sent out the letter to 6 other people....Something like that, I never believed it.

So there's no way that Micro$oft can track these emails??



posted on Nov, 23 2004 @ 11:57 PM
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I get those all the time from totally flipped out naive friends.

Gotta love snopes.

I found this one:

Claim: In a recent interview, General Norman Schwartzkopf was asked if he didn't think there was room for forgiveness toward the people who have harbored and abetted the terrorists who perpetrated the 9/11 attacks on America.
His answer was classic Schwartzkopf. He said, "I believe that forgiving them is God's function. Our job is simply to arrange the meeting."
Status: False

www.snopes.com...

Isn't somebody running around ATS with that as their sig? oh yeah...its edsinger.


BG





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