Fraud Email

One of our church ‘family’ members forwarded this to me today.  If you would like to see the REAL truth, see the link below!
> Hey, what have we got to lose?  So…here goes!
>
> >Date:  Mon, 28 Aug 2006 00:18:17 +0000
> > >
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>     I NEVER DO THESE THINGS EITHER, BUT IF
A CPA TELLS ME IT MIGHT
> > >>WORK……..
> > >>
> > >>     WHAT HAVE YOU GOT TO LOSE!
One of my church family members forwarded this today.  As all email promising me money for nothing, I did my research.  I’d encourage YOU to do the same!  The link to figure out the scam is below.

> > >>
> > >>
> > >>     Subject: FW: PLEEEEEEASE REEEEEEAD!
  ON 
> > >>AMERICA TODAY
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>           Read carefully,
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>           THIS TOOK TWO PAGES OF THE
TUESDAY USA TODAY – IT IS FOR
> > >>REAL
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>           To all of my friends, I do not
usually forward messages,
> > >>
> > >>           But this is from my 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
> > >>
> > >>           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
> > >>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. Charles S Bailey General
Manager Field
> > >>Operations
> > >>
> > >>           1-800-842-2332 Ext. 1085 or
904-1085 or RNX 292-1085
> > >>
> > >>           [ mailto:] Charles_Bailey@csx.com
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>           [ mailto:Charles_bailey@csx.com ]
Charles_bailey@csx.com
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>           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 received 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”
> > >>

To see the TRUTH, go to Snopes.

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4 Comments

  1. mrs. nygren said,

    August 31, 2006 at 8:25 am

    Buggeration, will these things never stop circulating… everyone say it with me: “Because I got it in an email doesn’t mean it’s true.”

    Now, more importantly, everyone say *this* with me:

    ******HAPPY******
    *****BIRTHDAY****
    ******ERIN!!!****

  2. Karen said,

    August 31, 2006 at 9:39 am

    I guess it all gores back to my mantra: If it sounds too good to be true, it is. Who knows, I may miss out on lots of good things, but I am always so suspicious. Didn’t know it was your birthday – so Happy Birthday!

  3. Diana said,

    August 31, 2006 at 1:04 pm

    I’ve gotten that e-mail so many times it isn’t even funny anymore.
    Tards.
    Anyway: HAPPY BIRTHDAY ERIN!!!!!! And congrats on that shiny new phone!

  4. Latte Man said,

    September 1, 2006 at 1:54 pm

    It baffles me that people can actually believe this BS.

    Oh and Happy (Belated) Birthday!


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