"Marks & Spencer, in conjunction with Persimmon Homes, are giving away free vouchers. Marks & Spencer's are trying word-of-mouth advertising to introduce its products and the reward you receive for advertising for them is free non-refundable vouchers to be used in any M & S store.
To receive your free vouchers by e-mail all you have to do is send this e-mail out to 8 people (for £100 of free vouchers) or 20 people (for £500 of free vouchers). Within 2 weeks you will receive an e-mail with your vouchers attached.
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It is, of course, a hoax. I had absolutely no doubt of that before I'd even got to the end of reading it but I did varify it anyway so I could reply to the entire mailing list she'd sent it to with a link just to prove it.
Not just stupid, but strangely obedient. Ask someone why they send these things on or why they sent their bank details to a perfect stranger and they will probably say "but it said on the top of the email that I had to"
YANBU, I hate those 'true friends' emails too...they usually come from friends who have moved away don't ring or get in touch n say something but send me these silly soppy 'friends forever' emails that they have forwarded to everyone on their contacts list ....then want me to send back...LOL. sorry PMT rantin again
Sorry to resurect, but this game up when I was googling Andrew whatisface.
I've got a message I send out on FaceBook now everytime someone sends me one on there. It drives me mad, why can't people just take a couple of seconds to Google something and find out if it's real or not? I'll see if I can find my message in case anyone is interested.
I know this is old, but going to jump in. My SIL also does these. But she also sends round the urban legend ones with personalied messages at the front saying, "guys, we should all be really careful because person x was at that nightclub/in that situation/whatever just last week" and then it's an email about flashing your lights at someone as gang initiation and will result in your murder or visitnig a certain bar will lead to you being sold into the sex trade.
COMPLETELY agree. I have 2 or 3 incredibly gullible (yet otherwise quite intelligent) friends who do this all the time.
I started by replying just to them saying "I think you'll find if you google the first line of this email that it's a hoax..." then started to reply-all saying "Do not forward - this is a well-known hoax".
However another friend has obviously been getting even crosser because a couple of weeks ago he sent a reply all entirely in capitals saying "FOR GOD'S SAKE STOP CRAPPING IN MY INBOX WITH THESE STUPID EFFING HOAXES - DO A GOOGLE SEARCH YOU LAZY BINT".