Unfortunately chain letters are also illegal. More so if they involve any type of postal mail. For example, the chain letters that request you to send one dollar for a credit report or something similar.
And there are those chain letters which appear to be harmless which do not ask for money or to do anything other than forward the message to as many people that you can.
Some promising great things merely in exchange for forwarding the e-mail to 10 of your best friends.
Hate to burst your bubble, but Gap is not going to send you any new jeans, you will not get a case of M & M's in the mail and Microsoft is not going to write you a check for simply forwarding the e-mail.
We have listed here some links to information about chain letters.
Including ones that our Policy pages have featured in the past. Though there are thousands of varieties of chain letters floating around the Internet
we strongly suggest you think about it before you forward material like this.
Chain Letter Links
United States Postal Service Chain Letter Information
More Hoax Resources
Symantec Anti-Virus Research Center Virus Hoaxes
Don't Spread That Hoax
Virus Myths and Hoaxes