Circulating message claims that Bill Gates of Microsoft is “sharing his fortune” with those who forward the message to others.
The claims in the message are utter nonsense. Bill Gates will not pay you so much as a cent for forwarding a message. Nor will anybody else associated with Microsoft. In fact, the message is one of the Internet’s oldest and most long-lived hoaxes. Versions of this silly hoax have been circulating in various forms since the 1990s.