Today morning (a few minutes ago) I got an usual forward about Uncle Billy (you know who !?) sharing his fortune, blah blah blah! But this time, my eyes were wide open that I noted something which we all know and its obvious, but the innocent doze users fail to realize and that is..
When you forward this e-mail to friends, Microsoft can and will track it (if you are a Microsoft Windows user) for a two week time period.
So, they accept that M$ *can* and they *will* track (or rather crack into) doze machines and can take valuable user data ?! 😉
Unfortunately a lot of people who have believed this and forwarded it to all their friends (because each mail is said to fetch them $245) are from top MNCs of Indian IT arena. Thankfully am not a doze user (and hence no use in forwarding them, other than to /dev/null 😉 )
At the end of the mail, it was said…
Within two week! s, Microsoft will contact you for your address and then send you a cheque.
Ohh, so they can’t/won’t get your address out of your machine ?! Or probably they will get your phone number and contact you 😉 *evil grin* Probably they can get your account number and transfer you the money directly 😉 *evil grin*
Update: I was pointed to an attachment with the forwarded mail, which I thought was part of the mail content, containing the following eye opening message for those who did forward them 😛
According to the bogus email, these corporate giants are conducting an “e-mail beta test” to ensure that “Internet Explorer remains the most widely used program.”
Actually, all you will get is a sore trigger finger from pressing the Forward button and quite possibly return email from conscientous friends urging you to visit the Hoax Encyclopedia before acting on info found in an email.
I wonder how many in the “forward” army read that doc attachment with the forwarded mail. 😦