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May 31, 2008

Dear Friends,

Please do not forward these "VIRUS WARNINGS" in personal maessaging. Most of them are hoaxes or outdated. You should hear warning bells when you read the words "please forward this to everyone you know." It is virus only in the sense that it fills up people's inboxes and thus is spam, plain and simple.

I realize people mean well, but for the past three years, I've gotten the Olympic Torch (hoax) virus warning at least 70 times, and now the outdated "Osama Bin Laden hanged" virus warning multiple times. This virus was real once but it's very outdated... it was around last two years ago.

http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/osama.asp

Please check yourself with Snopes before sending these warnings to "everyone you know." 

 

Cissy 
 

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Posted: May 31, 2008 2:23am
May 28, 2006

This is a HOAX that has made rounds here in care2 many times. Please do not forward the warning -- my inbox is filled by those already. Next time you receive a warning like that, google the virus name and the word hoax and see what turns up... this is just to fill people's mailboxes and cause panic. You can't get a virus by adding someone to your friends' list.  Viruses just don't work that way.

http://tinyurl.com/f7ef3


Description:

This hoax may spread through email, instant messaging, or social networking services. It warns that the user j_neutron07, which is apparently a destructive virus, wants to add the unsuspecting user to his or her list.

There may be variations of the said message, specifically in user names, but the essence stays the same. Any message that starts in a very concerned tone and later asks the recipient to forward to friends or colleagues, are typical characteristics of a hoax.

This message has no factual basis. It only causes uneccessary panic to recipients. Trend Micro advises the recipients of this email hoax to ignore, discard, and refrain from forwarding it to anyone else.


Original Message:

If someone by the name of j_neutron07 wants to add you to their list dont accept it. Its a virus. Tell everyone on your list because if somebody on your list adds them you will get it too. It is a hard drive killer and is a quite nasty. Please pass this on to everyone on your list.


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Posted: May 28, 2006 9:12pm

 

 
 
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