I received a link yesterday in a WhatsApp chat I am involved in that notifies me of amazing deals and clearances available online. I

t's similar to ones I have received before, that tell me if I forward it to eight or 10 or 20 of my contacts I will be entered to win something amazing.

In this case it was a Rolex submariner watch.

It's not really a scam, since I probably won't lose anything by actually doing it, and I don't really understand the purpose of it. But this email and variations of it have been making their way into people's email boxes and WhatsApp chats for quite a few years now.

I never really understand when I get these what the purpose is, but, like a lot of other people, I always feel like I should forward it because of FOMO.

I don't want to be one of the losers who missed out on the free Rolex or the free American airlines tickets or what have you. If you get these types of notices in your inbox do you ever forward them and if so can you explain to me what is the purpose of sending them? Is it so the company can get a lot of other contacts?

And the real question: Does anybody ever really win a free anything?

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