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    > > >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 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.
    > > >
    > > >Regards.
    > > >Charles S. Bailey
    > > >General Manager Field Operations
    > > >1-800-842-2332 Ext. 1085 or 904-245-1085 or RNX 292-1085
    > > >Charles_Bailey[email protected]
    > > >
    > > >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 received a cheque for US$24,800.00. You need to respond before the beta
    > > >testing is over. If anyone can afford 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 US$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
    > > >
    > > >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.
    > > >
    > > >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.
    > > >
    > > >For every person that you forward this e-mail to, Microsoft will pay you
    > > >$203.15.
    > > >For every person that you sent it to that forwards it on, Microsoft will
    > >pay
    > > >you $156.29
    > > >And for every third person that receives it, you will be paid $17.65.
    > > >Within two weeks, Intel will contact you for your address and then send
    > >you
    > >
    > > >a check.
    > > >I thought this was a scam myself, but a friend of my good friend's Aunt
    > > >Patricia, who works at Intel, actually got a check of $4,54323 by
    > >forwarding
    > > >this e-mail.
    > > >
    > > >Try it; what have you got to lose????
    > > ><![endif]>
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >Jonathan Elms
    > >Partner
    > >
    > >
    > >Teare Rose, 96 Walton Road, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 ODL
    > >is regulated by The Financial Services Authority
    > >(Tel: 020 8941 7285, Fax: 020 8941 4023, Email: [email protected])
    Last edited by CeleronXT; Tue 4 Mar '03, 10:10am.
    "63,000 bugs in the code, 63,000 bugs, you get 1 whacked with a service pack, now there's 63,005 bugs in the code."
    "Before you critisize someone, walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you critisize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes."
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  • #2
    I guess everyone has to find out for themselves at least once.
    Phone Forum

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    • #3
      Plus, why would Microsoft help AOL? MSN vs AOL is a virorous fight.
      "63,000 bugs in the code, 63,000 bugs, you get 1 whacked with a service pack, now there's 63,005 bugs in the code."
      "Before you critisize someone, walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you critisize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes."
      Utopia Software - Current Software: Utopia News Pro (news management system)

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      • #4
        I seen one floating around about yahoo also. These things are scams.

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        • #5
          /me chuckles
          My open eyes see everything, and you see nothing. . .
          That forum

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Cararan
            I seen one floating around about yahoo also. These things are scams.
            No shiot?

            (nice, the censorer filters through bbcode tags in vB3 now)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by fury
              No shiot?
              Heh...
              http://www.arsegaming.com/dice/index.php/stuff.jpg

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              • #8
                Originally posted by CeleronXT

                You mean this isn't real?

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                • #9
                  Call me green but I don't see what the original poster gets out of it.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by vBR
                    Call me green but I don't see what the original poster gets out of it.
                    Giggles and something kinda like that warm fuzzy feeling you get inside when you convince some n00b that the best way to defeat IRC hackers is to press CTRL - ALT - DELETE really fast twice in a row.

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                    • #11
                      We used to tell them that ALT-F4 gives them OPS

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Bane
                        Giggles and something kinda like that warm fuzzy feeling you get inside when you convince some n00b that the best way to defeat IRC hackers is to press CTRL - ALT - DELETE really fast twice in a row.
                        Why, what'll that do? Can I also use it outside IRC?
                        Chen Avinadav
                        Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

                        גם אני מאוכזב מסיקור תחרות לתור מוטור של NRG הרשת ע"י מעריב

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by MarkB
                          We used to tell them that ALT-F4 gives them OPS
                          That was YOU?






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                          • #14
                            Oh, put those eyes away

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by MarkB
                              Oh, put those eyes away
                              What? Put my eyes away? Like this ?

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