Free Gas Coupon

Claim:   Web site offers coupon good for free gasoline.

Status:   False.

Example:   [Collected via e-mail, September 2008]

I subscribe to the "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is" philosphy. Please comment on this email I got from a friend. I did NOT go to the link.

Take advantage of this opportunity! It's about time somebody wanted to help out. It's only for 2 days and you have to have the print it off.

Free Gas Coupon from Chevron

Received this today. True or scam?

Free Gas Coupon from Shell Oil only

Click on the link below; you can only use it once...

Copy and paste address if it doesn't forward you on to the site..i had to do that!

Origins:   Given the high price of gasoline these days, the offer of a coupon good for free gasoline makes an excellent lure to be used by someone who wanted to, say, pull a cheap prank on people.

All that needs to be said about this one is that visitors who actually click through on the link provided in the "free gas coupon" e-mails are presented with the following screen:

Last updated:   17 September 2008