Leukaemia Chain Letter

Subject: Leukaemia - Please read then Forward

If you delete this ... you seriously don't have a heart.

Hi, I am a 29 year old father. Me and my wife have had a wonderful life together. God blessed us with a child too. Our daughter's name is Rachel, and she is 10 years old.

Not long ago the doctors detected brain cancer and in her little body. There is only one way to save her...an operation. Sadly, we don't have enough money to pay the price. AOL and ZDNET have agreed to help us. The only way they can help us is this way, I send this email to you and you send it to other people. AOL will track this email and count how many people get it.

Every person who opens this email and sends it to at least 3 people will give us 32 cents.

Please help us.

Sincerely

George Arlington

The subject of this e-mail already says it is spam. Read and forward, the common characteristic of chain letter spam. Apparently AOL and ZDNET will help these people, but only AOL will do the tracking. ZDNET is never mentioned again, so what is their role exactly? These e-mails are received as plain text e-mails or e-mails with a picture of a little baby (you get from birthday cards). It contains no scripts or remote images, which is a necessity to track them, so it is impossible for AOL to track these e-mails.