The text of the hoax reads as follows:
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. I'll be
damned if we're all 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. If you don't believe me you can
email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. She's eager to answer any questions
you guys might have. Thanks, Dirk. I know I'm already in.
Moore, Dirk wrote: If you don't do this, you must be really, really
From: James M. Schwarnica
This is not a joke. I am forwarding this because the person who sent it
to me is a good friend and does not send me junk. 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.
For every person that you forward this e-mail to, Microsoft will pay you
$203.15, for every person that you sent it to that forwards it on,
Microsoft will pay you $156.29 and for every third person that receives
it, you will be paid $17.65. Within two weeks, Intel will contact you
for your address and then send you a check. I thought this was a scam
myself, but a friend of my good friend's aunt (who works at Intel)
actually got a check for $4,543.23 by forwarding this e-mail.
Try it, what have you got to lose????