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.
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I?ve received this email twice today and am amazed at the amount of people who have forwarded it on in the hope of getting free vouchers. This is obviously spam and I?m putting this up here so that it may be referenced by people searching around for its validity.
I did a simple bit of scanning and can find no reference of it apart from on this forum, where the first incident of this email was in February 2005, over two year ago now, so even if M&S had really started this email I doubt they?d be doing it now.
The second clue is that it?s an almost exact copy to this spam email:
Sony Erricsson is giving away phones for free. Sony Erricsson is trying
word-of-mouth advertising to introduce its product and the reward you
receive for advertising for them is a free phone free of cost. To receive
your free phone all you have to do is to send this email out to 8 people
(for a free Sony Erricsson j200i) or 20 people (for a free Sony Erricsson
k400i WAP). Within 2 weeks you will receive a free phone.
(They will contact you through your e-mail address).
Please mark a copy to:
And the third clue is that if an offer is too good to be true then it usually is. Do you really think Marks & Spencer would resort to something like this just to get a few emails, especially when it?s just recently announced near-record profits?
It?s not a malicious email, but is simply clogging up inboxes, and I have replied to all the people on the email to pass them on this information to hopefully stop them from extending it?s cycle. I also feel sorry for poor old who has no doubt had to change his email, or has more likely left the company by now anyway.