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is Offering Free Cases of Coke for Circulating an Email about the Product-Fiction!
Summary of Rumor: An
email claims that if you'll send a copy of it to as many people as you can,
everybody on the list will receive four free cases of Coca-Cola.
The Truth It's
not true. It's not possible. Coke has denied it. This is
another of the rumors that plays into people's fear that everything you do on a
computer can be known by someone else. There is no way Coca-Cola
would be able to keep track of your having emailed other people about their
product. Every version of the rumor also says that you are to send it to
as many people as you can and when you're finished, a screen from Coke will pop
up asking where you want the Coke sent. The obvious problem with that is
how would the Coke computer know when you were finished? On their website,
Coke talks about the rumor and says, "The Coca-Cola Company is
not offering free cases of its products to people in the E-mail and is not
attempting to build a database by asking consumers to forward the message to