Free Ericsson laptops?-Fiction!
Ericsson is Giving Away Free Laptops for Forwarded Emails-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
Summary of 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 giveaway.
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 receive EricssonT18.
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]