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tracking a hoax


Wired has an article Copy This Article & Win Quick Cash! that tracks down the (by now almost ancient) "forward this email and get paid by Microsoft" hoax. The author manages to track down the originator of the hoax, who says it started out as a joke and quickly "got a little out of hand." So why hadn't he claimed 'authorship' before? He replied: "It's just a hoax. And if I admitted to it, why would anyone believe me?" --to which I can only add: Indeed.

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on June 29 2004 at 7:15 PM

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