Is this e-mail a Scam? ->Dear Friends; Please do not take this for a junk letter. Bill Gates is sharing his fortune. > If you ignore this,You will repent it 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 XXXXX XXXXX Bailey General Manager Field Operations> 1-XXX-XXX-XXXX Ext. 1085 or(NNN) NNN-NNNNor RNX (NNN) NNN-NNNN>
Just feel stupid that I fell into this trap!
I'm not really sure if it is a "scam" as it does not require money on your part. But I will say that these types of email in my opinion and experience are not legit. I have seen multiple versions over the years and they do not do what they promise. Do not feel stupid in anyway as I know so many people that say "well I at least had to give it a try" I have not personally experienced anything bad from forwarding the info but I personally think you are better off to let these types of emails go in the future.
Don't waste any more time thinking about this email, you did what so many others have done (including personal friends and family) and I have not heard of anything bad coming of it.
Enjoy the rest of your day and put this behind you.
Human Resources Professional, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida