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  1. Tunescribe

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    I received the below e-mail chain letter from a friend. What, if anything, is behind these things other than wishful thinking?

    Subject: PLEEEASE READ! IT WAS ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA AND IN USA TODAY


    >>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 &nbs p; 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_B ailey@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"
    >>
     
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    If that didn't alert you, nothing would. They ALWAYS say "I thought this was a scam"
     

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