The following email sounds rather enticing –
Date: Sat, 24 May 2008 12:39am
The Ericsson Company is distributing free computer lap-tops in an attempt to match Nokia that has already done so.
Ericsson hopes to increase its popularity this way.
For this reason, they are giving away the new WAP Laptops.
All you need to qualify is to send this mail to 8 people you know.
Within 2 weeks, you will receive Ericsson T18.
But if you can send it to 20 people or more, you will receive Ericsson R320.
There are people within our building who have received their laptops so I thought I would share this info with you in hopes that you get one before they give them all out!
Make sure to send a copy (cc) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
– but don’t be fooled – this is a long-running hoax.
Update #1 : There is a new, graphically enhanced, version of the Sony Ericsson laptop hoax now being circulated.
Update #2 : A newer version of this hoax email now claims you can get a free Sony Vaio laptop by forwarding a similar message to 20 people.