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Ericsson is Giving
Away Free Laptops for Forwarded Emails-Fiction!
Summary of the eRumor: An Internet giveaway
message. It encourages you to forward the email to 8 people and
within 2 weeks Ericsson will send you a free Ericsson T18. If you
send it to 20 people you'll receive a free Ericsson R320. The
message says Ericsson is giving away new WAP laptops.
The Truth: There is no Ericsson laptop
Is a matter of fact there are no Ericsson T18 or R320 laptops.
Ericsson is a cell phone company and both are models of cell phones.
"WAP" refers to Wireless Application Protocol that does
provide Internet content on a WAP-enabled device.
Additionally, there is no system being used on the Internet to trace the
pathways of forwarded emails to compensate you or anyone else.
This email is a hoax.
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
Subject: Ericsson Laptop
The Ericsson Company is distributing free computer
Lap- tops in an attempt to match Nokia that has already done so.
Ericsson hopes to increase its popularity this way. For this reason,
they are giving away the new WAP laptops. All you need to do to qualify
is to send this mail to 8 people you know. Within 2 weeks, you will
But if you can send it to 20 people or more, you will
receive Ericsson R320.
Make sure to send a copy to: [Sender's email address]
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