My name is Bill Palmer, founder of Applebees. In an attempt to get our name out to more people in the rural communities where we are not currently located, we are offering a $50 gift certificate to anyone who forwards this email to
Founder of Applebees
Visit us at: www.applebees.com
DONT DELETE THIS EMAIL
It really works, I tried it and got my Gift certificate confirmation number in
[Collected via e-mail, 2005]
My name is Bill Palmer, founder of Applebees. In an attempt to get our name out to more people in the rural communities where we are not currently located, we are offering a $50 gift certificate to anyone who forwards this email to 9 of their friends. Just send this email to them and you will receive an email back with a confirmation number to claim your gift certificate.
One clear sign of a hoax is a "founder" who can't spell the name of his company. It's Applebee's (note the apostrophe), not Applebees. The text is also a direct rip of an earlier version of this hoax involving Cracker Barrel.
Applebee's has placed a denial of this "giveaway" in the Guest Relations section of its web site:
A: No. A fraudulent email chain message promising Applebee's® gift certificates for forwarding the message is currently making its way around the Internet. The message promises a gift certificate and a confirmation number after forwarding the message to a specific number of email addresses. Applebee's® International, Inc. does not sponsor or endorse this activity and is unable to fulfill these requests.
Last updated: 22 July 2008
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