i received an e-mail from a friend just now. a few years ago i did too. its hard to believe but what the heck, i just forwarded the email. my SIL replied with a link to a page..http://publicawareness.wordpress.com/2006/10/08/bill-gates-sharing-his-fortune-email/
this is what the e-mail i received looked like:
Yes betul bro! infact just last month I got a call from M..Soft
informing that I got US5768.10! Bonus 5 bulan Petronas kasi tak main la
You all should really try.
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..