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Ericsson Free Phone Hoax

Ericsson Free Phone Hoax

Discovered:
August 10, 2001
Updated:
February 13, 2007



This hoax will appear similar to the following. An email addresses has been removed from the text.

Subject: Free cell phones

NANCY AYSON
Adventure International Tours, Inc.
Tel: (632) 689 1051 - 54
Fax: (632) 637 0304
Subject: Fwd: Free cell phones

Subject: Fw: GOOD NEWS FROM ERICSSON
Dear friends ,this is a very good news from ericsson .
pls avail this opportunity .

Dear customer,
Our main competitor, Nokia, is giving free mobile phones away on the internet. Here at Ericsson we want to counter their offer. So we are giving our newest WAP-phoness away as well. They are specially developed for internet happy customers who value cutting edge technology. By giving free phones away, we get valuable customer feedback and a great Word-of-Mouth effect. All you have to do, is to forward this message to 8 friends.After two weeks delivery time, you will receive a Ericsson T18. If you forward it to 20 freinds, you will receive the brand new Ericsson R320 WAP- phone. Just remember to send a copy to <email address removed>. That is the only way we can see, that you forwarded the message.

Swelund
Best of luck

Anna Swelund
Executive Promotion Manager for Ericsson Marketing
Please ignore any messages regarding this hoax and do not pass on messages. Passing on messages about the hoax only serves to further propagate it.
Writeup By: George Koris