Nokia giveaway

Category: Chain letter Discovered On: 01 Jan 2000
Type: chain Updated On: 08 Jun 2006

Description

The following chain letter is being forwarded around the internet:

Hello dear customer We from Nokia, are very happy to see that the people on the internet are visiting our page often. To keep the customers who use the internet happy, we have developed a new series of mobile telephones called WAP (wireless application protocol). They are made for people who are on the road often and don't have the internet with them. They can now get the information on there telephones. Unfortunately, not many people have heard about WAP, that's why we are spreading this e-mail around the net. 'What's in it for me?', you'll probably think. Well, everyone who forwards this message 10 times, will receive the Nokia 3210. Everyone who forwards this message 25 times or more, will receive the Nokia 7110, the first WAP telephone. Two weeks after you've forwarded this message Nokia will contact you about your address. This message is only for Microsoft Windows R users, Nokia can only see how much you've forwarded the message if you use Windows 95 or newer. Good Luck James ******* Vice President of Nokia Communications The contents of Nokia World Wide Web pages are Copyright R Nokia Corporation 2000.

(The surname of the Nokia employee has been replaced by *******.)

Another version of the hoax reads:

Subject: Free Phone

Hi Everyone,
Nokia Is Giving Away Phones For "FREE"!!
Nokia is trying word-of-mouth advertising to introduce its products. And the reward you receive for advertising for them is a phone free of cost! To receive your free phone all you need to do is send this email out to 8 people (for a free Nokia 6210) or to 20 people (for a free Nokia WAP). Within 2 weeks you will receive a FREE phone. (They contact you via your email address).
You must send a copy to anna.swelan@nokia.com
Have a great day.

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