A new variation of the email tracing hoax has been spotted. Instead of promising that Bill Gates or AOL will send you money if you forward their email, this message promises that you'll get champagne. Here's the email:
Greetings Champagne Lovers!!
Send this message to 10 people, with a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org
Veuve Clicquot France will contact you in order to deliver you a case of
champagne in three weeks. They are doing this in order to enlarge their
database. It does work and you receive six bottles in 15 days. Salut a tous
les amoureux du champagne
Unfortunately Veuve Clicquot has already posted a warning message
on their website about the hoax, so there's absolutely no chance that it's real. (via Fermentations
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