|Abercrombie & Fitch Chain Letter|
|Netlore Archive: Don't forward that chain letter offering a free gift certificate from Abercrombie & Fitch - it's a hoax|
Email example contributed by an AOL user, 27 June 1999:
Hello everyone! My name is Amber McClurkin. You have probably heard
about the email from Gap offering free clothes to anyone who will forward
message on. Well, I am the founder of Abercrombie and Fitch, and I am
willing to make a better deal with you. You will receive a twenty-five
dollar gift certificate for every five people you forward this to. This is
sales promotion in order to get our name our name out to young people around
the world. We believe this project can be a success, but only with your
help. Thank you for your support !!
This message is a hoax, a prank just like the the Gap email offer mentioned within it. Like other chain letters of its ilk, the message promises something for nothing, causing short circuits in people's brains all over the world.
How do they figure the company will be able to identify who has forwarded the email to whom, and how many times? How do they figure the company will know where to send the gift certificates? How do they figure the company can afford to give merchandise away to people who do nothing but forward chain letters?
Must be that ol' Internet Voodoo again makes you rich, heals the sick, raises the dead, even brings gas prices down, all with one click of the mouse button. It's magic! [Insert sarcastic emoticon of your choice]
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