Forward for Freee Marks & Spencer Vouchers
Date Added: June 14, 2007
Ahh, the lure of freee money. For years, we've been telling readers that reputable businesses do not use e-mail chain letters for marketing purposes and certainly wouldn't use them to give things away. Nonetheless, hoaxes like this one are persistent fixtures on the chain letter landscape, mostly because we want them to be true.
Marks & Spencers, in conjunction with Persimmon Homes, are giving away free vouchers. Marks & Spencers are trying word-of-mouth advertising to introduce its products and the reward you receive for advertising for them is free non-refundable vouchers to be used in any M&S; store.
To receive your free vouchers by e-mail all you have to do is to send this email out to 8 people (for £100 of free vouchers) or 20 people (for £500 of free vouchers). Within 2 weeks you will receive an e-mail with your vouchers attached.
They will contact you through your e-mail address.
Please mark a copy to:
I can't say it enough. legitimate businesses do not use e-mail chain letters to drum up business. They don't give things away, just hoping that doing so will win your patronage. Merchants like Marks & Spencer make money by selling things. They do this by getting you in the store or on their Web site, not by relying on random recipients to forward a chain letter that contains no advertising or links to their Web site.
Persimmon Homes, who inexplicably became identified as a co-sponsor of this fictional promotion, officially denounces this offer as a hoax on their Web site
A hoax e-mail is being circulated offering a promotion of free Marks and Spencer vouchers for forwarding the e-mail to colleagues and friends.
Neither Marks and Spencer or Persimmon Homes have made any such promotional offer.
Please delete the hoax e-mail and notify the people to whom you have sent it that it is a hoax.
References: Persimmon Homes