Free PC spam offer mystery

Pyramid sales scheme with as many unanswered questions as a mummy's tomb

Emails were circulating today offering free PCs in exchange for customer participation in multilevel marketing. The IT give-away spam was offering a 300mhz PC, with 36 speed CD-Rom, 3.2 Gb hard drive, 32 Mb Ram, Windows 98 and 14" monitor. It promised no credit checks, deposits or contracts, plus $800 when the user found two friends who each brought two friends onto the scheme. Never one to sniff at the promise of free money, The Register logged on to the "angelfire" URL provided to give more information. However, there was no sign of the free PC extravaganza. The email address, million@212.244.200.10, proved equally fruitless. Neither was there any mention of the company involved. Maybe not such a cyberheavenly offer after all. ®

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