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"Microsoft Bill Gates Sharing his Fortune" is a Prank

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"Microsoft Bill Gates Sharing his Fortune" is a Prank

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The messages below, which claim that Microsoft's co-founder, William Henry 'Bill' Gates, is sharing his fortune, are hoaxes created by pranksters. Therefore, online users who have received messages claiming the same, should delete them, and should not follow the instructions in them. The messages, now called the "Microsoft Bill Gates Sharing his Fortune" hoax or prank, is not associated with Microsoft, Bill Gates, AOL or Intel. The hoax started as far back as 1997, and after 20 years, is still circulating. Please help stop the more than 20-year-old hoax, by deleting and informing your family and friends about it.

The "Microsoft Bill Gates Sharing his Fortune" Hoaxes or Pranks

This was on the 9:00 o’clock news the other night and this works. THIS TOOK TWO PAGES OF THE TUESDAY USA TODAY – IT IS FOR REAL PLEEEEEEASE READ it was on the news! 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 [Contact Details Removed]

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 receive a check for $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.

THIS TOOK TWO PAGES OF THE TUESDAY USATODAY – IT IS FOR REAL Subject: PLEEEEEEASE READ!!!! it was on the news!!!!! It was on the news! Kathy South Alcoa – EHS Maintenance!!!! Coordinator Phone: [Numbers Removed]To all of my friends, I do not usually forward messages, But this is from my good 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

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 receive a check for $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 $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.

TRy it; What have you got to lose????

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  • March 17, 2019 at 6:26 PM by an anonymous user from Bedminster, New Jersey, United States

    Another one...(OMG PEOPLE ARE DUMB SMH):

    "This was on the 9:00 o'clock news the other night and this works.

    THIS TOOK TWO PAGES OF THE TUESDAY USA TODAY - IT IS FOR REAL PLEEEEEEASE READ it was on the news!

    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 PepsI Cola Company filed against General Electric not too long ago.

    Dear Friends;

    Please do not take this for a junk letter. Bill Gates is sharing his fortune. Should 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. Every individual person that you forward this e-mail to, Microsoft will pay you $245.00

    For every one of the individuals that you sent it to and forwards it on.

    Microsoft will pay you $243.00!

    Now for every third person that receives it, You will be paid $241.00 within two weeks.

    Microsoft will reach out to you requesting your contact information (your address) and then send you a check.

    My thoughts were this a scam however; two weeks after receiving this same e-mail.

    I forwarded it to family, Colleagues and freinds. Microsoft reached out via email asking for my address and within days, I receive a check for $12,800.00.

    You need to respond before the beta testing is over. If anyone can afford this, Bill gates is the man that can.

    How can he afford to do this? It's all marketing expense to him.

    Please forward this to as many people as possible.

    Kind Regards,

    Charles S Bailey

    General Manager

    Field Operations phone numbers: ((480) 439-9583 Ext. 1085

    ((570) 221-4862

    (RNX) 292-2354"

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  • October 18, 2018 at 12:41 PM by info

    Received another one:

    "This was on the 9:00 o'clock news the other night and this works.

    THIS TOOK TWO PAGES OF THE TUESDAY USA TODAY - IT IS FOR REAL PLEEEEEEASE READ it was on the news!

    ...

    Kind Regards,

    Charles S Bailey

    General Manager

    Field Operations phone numbers: ((480) 439-9583 Ext. 1085

    ((570) 221-4862

    (RNX) 292-2354"

    remove

  • June 24, 2018 at 12:41 AM by an anonymous user from Pacoima, California, United States

    still sending this scam out for years, this is awful . truly sounds good if true

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  • May 8, 2017 at 8:10 PM by an anonymous user from Jackson, Mississippi, United States

    I thought it was a scam... Basic rule if it sounds too good to be true......It isn't true.

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    • May 19, 2017 at 4:50 PM by an anonymous user from Casselberry, Florida, United States

      I agree with you.

      remove

  • May 7, 2017 at 10:47 AM by an anonymous user from Auckland, New Zealand

    Well that's dumb aye, why is this a prank? I need a job and cash; stop this from happening.

    remove

  • May 6, 2017 at 12:13 PM by an anonymous user from Ribera, New Mexico, United States

    Has anyone really received anything from this particular article that is going around?! I've received plenty of the articles but have not replied or anything else.

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  • May 3, 2017 at 2:46 PM by an anonymous user from Cordova, Tennessee, United States

    I can not believe that people still fall for this CRAP.

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    • September 1, 2018 at 6:58 AM by an anonymous user from Jefferson, Ohio, United States

      still doing this & its Sept 2018

      remove

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