Example: [Collected on the Internet, 1999]
We here at Miller Brewing Company, Inc. would like to help bring in the new millennium for everyone. We like to think of ourselves as a progressive company, keeping up with our customers. We have found the best way to do this via the Internet and email.
Combining these things, we would like to make a special offer to our valued customers: If this email makes it to 2,000,000 people by
In the event that 2,000,000 people are reached, our tracker/counter, embedded in this message, will report to us with the list of names and email addresses. Thereafter, each email address will be sent an electronic coupon which you can print out and redeem at any Miller Brand beverage carrying store. The coupons will be sent as soon as 2,000,000 people are reached, so the sooner, the better.
Enjoy, and Cheers,
Gary D. Anderson, Chief Marketing
Miller Brewing Company, Inc.
Origins: Free beer? Oh, please; what we have here is a hoax playing upon the gullible's desire to get something for nothing.
There are no free suds. Instead, Miller has become the latest victim of online pranksters.
We're told Miller has embedded a "tracker/counter" in the
The opening paragraph of Miller's response to this current
Barbara "aegis of majority rules" Mikkelson
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