Scam: This was on the 9:00 o’clock news the other night

A very old scam has been circulating around the web again. The “This was on the 9:00 o’clock news the other night” scam sends email messages and Facebook messages to individuals claiming that Bill Gates is sharing his fortune and that AOL and Microsoft (the largest internet companies in the world) are beta testing emails where users can earn money for forwarding messages; However, some variants of the fraudulent message will mention PepsiCo and General Electric are involved.

The scam claims that Microsoft, etc. is beta testing email services and if the user forwards the message they will get paid $243.000 and so on.

The message is not real. This is a spam chain message meant as a joke. No one will earn money for forwarding these emails.

this was on the 9:00 o'clock news the other night so I'm assuming it works


Subject: 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 Genera l 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 
1-800-842-2332 Ext. 1085 or 90 4-1085 or RNX 

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 withindays, I receive a check for $24,800.00. You need to respond before the beta testing is over. If anyone can affoard 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

Additional Messages:

Dear friends,

This was on the 9:00 o'clock news the other night and this works. THIS TOOK TWO PAGES OF THE USA TODAY - IT IS FOR REAL PLEEEEEEASE READ it was on the news! This thing is for real.
FW: PLEEEEEEASE READ!!!! it was on the news! ASAP
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25 comments on “Scam: This was on the 9:00 o’clock news the other night
  1. Anonymous on said:

    I get this stuff forwarded to me from millionairs and college professors, which is why Trump is about to be President.

  2. Anonymous on said:

    They should go after Bill Gates since they put his name in it, or we’ll have to to say he had something to do with it, so we’ll have to sue….

    • Isaac Powers on said:

      You can’t go after Bill Gates is not even his fault other people are using his name without his permission so if you try to go after him you’re being no different than just a scammer. You have to go after the people that are just trying to get this for likes.

  3. Anonymous on said:

    Here’s what needs to happen to the person sending the BS…..have Microsoft send everybody that got the text a check,
    and the Goofball that that sent the garbage get ….zero….they can track the text from the original…. they built Microsoft

  4. Anonymous on said:

    The internet is loaded with lies. Don’t believe everything you read. This is a scam. But never know the people that jump to the conclusion that its a scam may have missed something, so if you are not sure then call Microsoft and ask them. Bill gates does not own that anymore by the way. You cant sue every tom dick and harry for someone elses’ lies. best just learn the pattern and delete this stuff. If it sounds to good to be true have them show you the money and don’t give them anything.

  5. God, people are idiots. Chain letters like this pre-date the invention of email, that’s how old they are. They’re the oldest hoax in the book. I mean come on, use your brains. Even if a letter like this were true, it would be impossible for even the richest person in the world to cover the cost. I mean, use your brain and do the math. Only dumbasses fall for shit like this.

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