Another stupid email spam chain came through today. I’m going on a rant, stop reading if you want but since it probably applies to you please continue on.

How STUPID are you people?  

This SPAM EMAIL about Gates paying you to forward the email is still going around! its been going on for months, years, decades! It’s never going to end unless all you stupid people get off the internet and leave it to those with a little more ability to distinguish between the fake and the real!
Actually, I should not call you people stupid, some of you have undergraduates and masters degrees, some attended the school of hard knocks, and some of you are just hillbillies, but still, YOU SHOULD ALL KNOW BETTER! ESPECIALLY when its been going on for years! Each year some TV station, magazine article, newspaper tells you this is a HOAX, SPAM, NOT TRUE!
Just where did you go to school? Texas? Illinois? Minnesota? Timbuktu? You need to get a refund on your education.


I mean, stop and think a moment.
Even if he wanted to, how could he get your legal name and address to send the check to? Do you really think he could pull all the phone companies, cable companies, cell phone companies, computer companies, email service companies, and all businesses from around the world to provide him ALL your email addresses and match it up with your name and mailing address? Or you think if he did have your name and mailing address he could count all the emails you specifically sent with this header,  keep track of your individual email(s) out, track the other stupid people who forward it on and their emails sent out from yours, decides you did good, sends you a check to IAMSTUPID@NUMBNUTS.COM, and the check will automatically appear in your postal mailbox a couple of weeks later?

You people are SOOOO GULLIBLE!!! Hey, tell you what, I have some beachfront property in Arizona up for sale. Send me whatever you think it is worth, I am no longer interested in keeping it due to the $100.00 yearly taxes due.

For those of you who don’t want to buy my beachfront Arizona property I have a bridge on the East Coast I am also willing to sell for best offer. 

Where is Bill Engvall when you need him?

Here’s your sign! Please print and hang it around your neck.




email sent out:


Ok guys, my lawyer’s paralegal sent this one to me and if it doesn’t work, they are aware that we all will be coming to visit them for a law suit for false advertisement! J


To all of my friends, I do not usually forward messages, but this is from my friend Pearl Sandborn and she really is an attorney.

If she says that this will work – It will work. After all, What have you got to lose? I’m an attorney, And I know the law. This thing is for real. Rest assured AOL and Intel will follow through with their promises for fear of facing a multimillion-dollar class action suit similar to the one filed by Pepsi Co against General Electric not too long a go.
My brother’s girlfriend got in on this a few months ago When I went to visit him for the Baylor/UT

Dear Friends: Please do not take this for a junk letter. Bill Gates sharing his fortune.. If you ignore this, You will repent later.
Microsoft and AOL are now the largest Internet companies and in an effort to make sure that Internet Explorer remains the most widely used program, Microsoft and AOL are running an e-mail beta test.

When you forward this e-mail to friends, Microsoft can and will track it (If you are a Microsoft Windows user) For a two weeks time period.

For every person that you forward this e-mail to, Microsoft will pay you $245.00 For every person that you sent it to that forwards it on, Microsoft will pay you $243.00 and for every third person that receives it, You will be paid $241.00. Within two weeks, Microsoft will contact
you for your address and then send you a check.

Regards. Charles S Bailey Genera l Manager Field Operations

 1-800-842-2332  1-800-842-2332 Ext.. 1085 or 904-1085 or RNX 292-1085

Thought this was a scam myself, But two weeks after receiving this e-mail and for warding it on.
Microsoft contacted me for my address and within days, I received a check for $24,800.00 .
You need to respond before the beta testing is over. If anyone can afford this, Bill Gates is the man.

It’s all marketing expense to him. Please forward this to as many people as possible. You are bound to get at least $10, 000.00

We’re not going to help them out with their e-mail beta test without getting a little something for our time.

game, she showed me her check. It was for the sum of $4, 324.44 and was stamped ‘Paid I n Full’.

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  1. LOL . I was sent a copy yesterday. I had the same reaction as you. However, when my wife gets her check, I will have to eat crow. LOL.

  2. JB says:

    Yo, chilll man. Sure, it’s fake, but I still passed it on. I mean, what’s ten seconds? Most of us know that it is fake.

  3. Too Smart 2FALL 4It says:

    Hey….I agree totally with the author. In fact, I just sent the person who forwarded the email to me a little lesson in common sense. Like the author on this site said: There is no way on earth Bill Gates is going to take time out of his busy schedule(or hire ppl) to track millions and millions of forwarded emails, then email them to get addresses, telephone #s, etc. to track some so called beta test. One of you said: I know it is fake but what is a few seconds? How mindless is that? Why would you waste your time even seconds perpetuating something that you know is worthless?
    You must live an absolutley boring, going nowhere fast life! SMH

  4. syd says:

    I just received a similar spam email and I had the same exact reactions as you did! How and why would Bill Gates do something so inefficient as this to track each person who sent out an email which would be filled with tons of duplicate emails etc… if he were to really want to track down people to give out money to? And there was a supposed 2 week time limit in the email I received, so think about it…if you scrolled to the bottom of the email, that email started be forwarded a lot longer than 2 weeks go. So if it was even a real thing (which we know it is NOT), the email would already be useless, yet people still pass it on. How can seemingly smart people be sooo dumb and keep perpetuating these spam emails? And then I shudder to think my email address has been attached to these stupid emails–no thanks to the idiot sender who sent it to me! 😦

    • Bobbye says:

      The general conscensus is absolutely right!. Why in the world would Bill Gates spend all of this money, not to mention his precious time on such an idiotic scheme to track emails….then so
      follishly give away his hard earned money to All of these people? Some may say that this is tax deductibe. Regardless, Bill Gates or any other half thinking, intelligent business man would not put themselves out there like that in the name of “research”!
      And it kills me how foolish and unthinking people with a normal level of intelligence could be to fall for such foolishness. Anything goes from within, money don’t blow in the wind.

  5. syd says:

    On the other hand, it almost makes me wanna go berserk and cut and paste the email addresses of all the idiots who have forwarded this on and on until it got to me and send them a nasty note or rant explaining how dumb and gullible they are. I’m not talking about the email addresses that are simply in the email, but the ones who actually forwarded it on, and on, and on… The ones responsible for perpetuating this stupid nonsense. Maybe one of these days, I will if I keep getting this stupid thing.

  6. Tj says:

    Actually, Bill Gates will never give out free money. If you know his Eleven Rules to life that says it all.
    RULE 1
    Life is not fair – get used to it.

    RULE 2
    The world won’t care about your self-esteem. The world
    will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel
    good about yourself.

    RULE 3
    You will NOT make 40 thousand dollars a year right out
    of high school. You won’t be a vice president with
    car phone, until you earn both.

    RULE 4
    If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a
    boss. He doesn’t have tenure.

    RULE 5
    Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your
    grandparents had a different word for burger flipping
    called it Opportunity.

    RULE 6
    If you mess up,it’s not your parents’ fault, so don’t
    whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

    RULE 7
    Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring as
    they are now. They got that way from paying your bills,
    cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about
    how cool you are. So before you save the rain forest
    from the parasites of your parent’s generation, try
    delousing the closet in your own room.

    RULE 8
    Your school may have done away with winners and losers,
    but life has not. In some schools they have abolished
    failing grades and they’ll give you as many times as
    you want to get the right answer. This doesn’t bear the
    slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

    RULE 9
    Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get
    summers off and very few employers are interested in
    helping you find yourself. Do that on your own time.

    RULE 10
    Television is NOT real life. In real life people
    actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

    RULE 11
    Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for

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