Forward for Free Stuff
Found on the Internet in April 1999.
I am forwarding this because a good friend who would never forward junk sent it to me.
Microsoft has merged with AOL and the merged company -- MicrAOL -- is now the largest Internet company on the planet. In an effort to make sure that MicrAOL products continue to be the most popular platforms for Web and e-mail, MicrAOL has partnered with other corporations to run an e-mail beta test. When you forward this e-mail to friends, MicrAOL will track it (if you are a Windows user) for a two-week time period. For every person that you forward this e-mail to, you will receive $5 from each of our partners in this experiment, namely: MicrAOL, The Walt Disney Company, Time Warner, EMI, the Newell Co., RH Power Inc., and Bill Gates himself. For each person that you send this e-mail to who forwards it to someone else, you will receive $3 from each partner. And for every third person who receives one of your forwards, you will receive $1. Within two weeks, MicrAOL will contact you for your address and then send you a check.
In addition, just for participating in this experiment, you will receive the following:
I thought this was a scam myself, but two weeks after receiving this e-mail and forwarding it on, MicrAOL send me a disk in the mail that gave me a month of free AOL service!
Behind the Legend
It is reported that more than 1 million people participated in this online experiment, with some of them receiving in excess of $20,000 in cash. Unfortunately this great offer was only available until January 2000. However, experts recommend forwarding this e-mail to as many people as possible, just in case it starts up again.