Remember the dreaded chain letter? It has returned in many digital forms. It may appear in the form of, "Retweet this and Bill Gates will donate $5 million to charity!" But hold on, let’s think about this. Bill Gates already does a lot for charity. Why would he wait for something like this to take action?
Answer: He wouldn't. Both the cause and claim are fake.
I have read many of them on Facebook telling me to share or repost. That is not a good idea as many times you open your account information to a fake site. Like the old paper chain letters it is best to ignore them.
So why would someone post this? Good question. It could be some prankster looking for a laugh, or a spammer needing "friends" to hit up later. Many well-meaning people pass these fake claims onto others.
Break the chain and inform your true friends of the likely ruse.