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Hoaxes and Urban Legends: "PDA+GSM Palm Treo 650 dan Treo 680 dan Treo 750"

A chain letter going around in Indonesia appears to promise that you can win a free Palm Pocket PC by forwarding mails to all your friends and copying the emails to a Gmail account that supposedly belongs to a Palm employee.

Most likely this hoax is a clever scheme for harvesting addresses for spamming. Do not forward this hoax or copy it to the email address listed in that message.

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One version of the chain letter:

ellena.margaretha@gmail.com

Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2007 5:00 PM
Cc: ellena.margaretha@gmail.com
Subject: FW: PDA+GSM Palm Treo 650 dan Treo 680 dan Treo 750


Teman-teman yang terhormat,

Bersama ini disampaikan bahwa perusahaan kami bahwa Palm, Inc. yang
Berkantor pusat di Sunnyvale, California US membuka kantor pemasaran di
Jakarta untuk regional Asia Tenggara. Produk yang kami pasarkan adalah
PDA+GSM dan Pocket PC. Details produk kami dapat anda lihat di
http://www.palm.com/id/products/smartphones/

Untuk peluncuran perdana produk kami di Indonesia, maka akan memberikan
secara gratis produk terbaru PDA+GSM Palm Type Treo 650 dan Treo
680 dan Treo 750.

Dengan memberikan PDA+GSM ini, kami akan mendapatkan umpan balik yang
berharga dari para pelanggan dan mendapatkan efek mulut ke mulut yang
besar. Yang harus Anda lakukan adalah memfoward pesan ini pada 15 orang
teman. Setelah 2 minggu waktu pengiriman, anda akan menerima sebuah
PDA+GSM Palm Type Treo 650. Jika Anda memfoward pada 25 orang,
Anda akan menerima PDA+GSM Palm Type Treo 680. Dan Jika Anda
memfoward pada 40 orang, Anda akan menerima PDA+GSM Palm Type
Treo 750.

Hanya perlu di ingat untuk mengirimkan sebuah copy pada:
ellena.margaretha@gmail.com

Hanya dengan cara ini kami tahu Anda telah memforward pesan ini.

Semoga berhasil

Ellena Margaretha
Executive Promotion
Jakarta Office
Palm, Inc. Plaza Semanggi 5th FL Jakarta
Email: Private : ellena.margaretha@gmail.com Business: ellen@palm.com



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