Last year I wrote about an extremely well distributed email hoax that was supposedly offering forwarders of the message a free laptop from Ericsson.
Now, the email is back in an enhanced and graphical format or, alternatively, you may receive the text based version which is much like previous renditions –
Ericsson are distributing free laptops for their brand promotion. They are hoping to increase their popularity and sales with this campaign.
All you need to do is send an email about this promotion to 8 people and you will receive an Ericsson T18 laptop.
However, if you send an email to 20 people or more you will receive an Ericsson R320 laptop.
Kindly ensure that you cc to Anna at Ericsson so that she will know you have sent the email.
Make sure you copy Anna@Ericsson.co.uk to your emails.
There are several indications that both of these emails are just as much a hoax as the previous version.
Firstly, the email address hasn’t changed and still says it is from an Anna Swelung who, last time I checked, does not even work for Ericsson.
Secondly, if you search for the T18 or R320 you will find that they are not so much laptops as cell phones!
Lastly, the fact that the message asks you to forward it onto your friends like a chain letter should be a red flag as this is a very common component of email hoaxes.
Update : A newer version of this hoax email now claims you can get a free Sony Vaio laptop by forwarding a similar message to 20 people.