Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Another chain letter hoax?

Good Day Readers:

Received an e-mail this morning from Rene Proulx at the Michif Metis Trading Post (http://michifmetismuseum.ning.com/) which, in turn, had been forwarded to him.

The promotional reads:

Dear All,

Ericsson is distributing free laptops for their brand promotion. They hope to increase their popularity and sale by this campaign. All you need to do is send an e-mail about this promotion to 8 people and you will receive an Ericsson T18 Laptop.

However, if you send an email to 20 or more people, you will receive an Ericsson R32 Laptop.

Make sure you send a copy to: anna.swelung@ericsson .com.

With Regards
N. Kousik [IT - Manager RCG]

Our first reaction was it sounds too good to be true and probably is. When we checked Google the prevailing reaction was it's just another e-mail hoax. Anyone tried to get one of these "free" laptops?

Clare L. Pieuk


Anonymous Anonymous said...


Snopes.com is a good way of verifying such bogus email forwards. The link will take you to what Snopes says about this particular one.

11:41 AM  

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