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
Free Gas Coupon from Chevron http://clickme.50webs.org/
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"
Last updated: 17 September 2008