This $1,000 Microsoft
is one of the longest hoaxes I have seen. It is being sent
with comments, those that tried it, a list of people who are participating on
some of them Bill Gates is not going to give you $1000 and a free copy of Windows
98 to "test it." Give me a break!!
Clinton is going to
resign. This was another hot
one going around during the Denver Bronco-Green Bay Superbowl. A lot of people
evidently believed it.
Mr. Grosky and Neil
Armstrong. A great story, a great joke, but not true at all.
This one has been floating around so long people are starting to believe it is
true. It is not true.
One of the many chain
letters on the internet. Most call for $1.00, $5,00, or more.
They are illegal through the US Mail, by the way. However, the Internet is free
so these are really making the rounds. And the longer the explanation, the stronger
the "hook" that you believe this. Get a life!!!!
The FCC is going to
raise the local internet rates!!!!! Hey, you pay now. You
get so many free minutes a month, then you pay anywhere from three cents to five
cents a minute for each additional minute, depending on where you live and who
your telephone carrier is.
is the one I received. I tried to reach Mr. Schwartz, but the "log in"
was busy every time I tried. I dont know if he is for real or thinks this
is real news. I also tried the other e-mail address for several days and the "log
in" was also busy. You already pay for extended use of local telephone calls.
And it sure is a lot cheaper than Long Distance.
90# Turns your telephone
over to someone else. This is a hoax, verified by AT&T,
Pacific Bell, among others. 90# does not allow someone to make charges to your
Chain Letter promotion.
The longer it is, the more it must be believable?????
"I bet you didn't
know this." Some of the best hoaxes are sent around as
if they are giving you the "real truth". Dont be fooled, most
of it is a practical joke or just plain "mis-information".
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Virus Myths and Hoaxes (no Spam, no advertisements). This site has the latest
virus scares and hoaxes making the rounds.
To learn about virus problems you may run into, or protect
your business, you may want to read "Risky Business." Please go to our
"Books" recommendation page: recommendations-books
you want to download and study a virus, here are over 600 of the most common,
rendered harmless, of course. This may help you diagnosis your virus problem by
showing you exactly what happens.
computer viruses, worms, and Trojan Horses with a very good Frequently Asked Question
Product Developers (AVPD) Consortium
on virus hoaxes, along with links to anti-virus developers; dedicated to industry
standards, product testing, product certification, and market research. Has a
very thorough collection, archive, on viruses in the world.
Netherlands." I hate them. I dont send them out. I havent
died recently, and Sue hasnt left me, and Lady Luck keeps smiling on me.
Please dont send me a chain letter.
This has been floating
around in various versions. Here are three versions. There are many others and
to see them all and learn more about hoaxes and myths, go to: http://www.kumite.com/myths
This is an oldie but a goodie. It has been around as long as the Internet started
in 1956. Jerry Hitchcock of GTE recommends this IBM web site because it lists
the hoaxes by dates they are active on the World Wide Web.
This is a classic. There are several spins offs. I cant tell you how many
people have sent this to me, in various versions, all with a reward from Bill
Gates (as if Bill Gates wants to give you $5,000, come on!!!).
President Clinton is a Murderer
This is not a joke. It is being sent around more and more, and the more it
is sent around, the more credible it becomes. The more this makes the rounds,
the more people believe it is "true."
The Gullibility Virus
Send this to a friend who sent you one of the above.
How Stanford Started
This one has been really circulating, making the rounds. It seems everyone who
sends it to me believes it is true. It is another hoax.
" World is Coming to an End" Hoax
a serious problem, but you dont need to buy weapons, take your money out
of the bank, and stockpile gold.
Craig Sheford Hoax
This was actually received by snail mail. A client of a major computer company
requested this be sent not only by e-mail, but U.S.Mail. So they did. They mailed
the letter to all their clients to send their business cards so the dying boy
could get into the Guinness Book of Records. There never was a Craig Sheford.
Dont be fooled if it is another name, it is the same chain letter hoax.
Wrong. This is a method to confirm your e-mail address as accurate, so the Spam
Broker can sell it to others as "confirmed." You add your name, rather
than "remove" it.
THIS IS IMPORTANT
Chain Letter - Not!!!!
News Article - It does not work unless
you download and and run the attachment.
hoax, this one given creditability by an NBC newsman (do you believe everything
a newsman reads to you---I hope not).
gives you cancer
guess this is how Fluoride got a bad name. Read the response from the Council
for the Blind.
--- The virus is real. But there are also thousands
of other real viruses. They are sent as attachments and must be downloaded and
executed to work and infect.
Schmidt - Missing
Child. I confirmed with the police department that the girl was found ( July 11,
1997 ) one day after she was lost . This has been circulating for almost two years.
The police would really be delighted if this were no longer being circulating.
I recived this on March 25, 1999 with more than five hundred e-mail address before
you pass on anything on the Internet, please verify it. Especially if it is almost
two years old.
in Movie Theater Chair -
has been around as long as I can remember. While it sounds plausiable, it is a
made up even.
Sex - They
want you to respond to the unsolicited e-mail so they can sell your e-mail address
to other "spammers".
Remove - A
more direct manner, but the purpose is to verify your e-mail address as being
Flemming Save Churchill
- Another made up story that if it circulates
enough, people will believe it is real. It is not.
- A very popular Christmas game making the rounds. It does not
contain a virus that pops up at Christmas. It is a very good game. Don't be afraid
of it. Send the person who sent you the hoax a piece of coal for Christmas.
Long Distance E-mail Charge
- Congress is not going to tax long distance calls on the Internet.
They are even afraid of charging sales tax. There is a hoax floating around the
internet that Congress is going to allow internet companies to charge long distance
calls for e-mail. Congress is doing the opposite of this.
Bad Bananas WARNING! - Another message
that it can become an "Urban Legend" that you can all regard
To my friends, lets share the wealth
The Man Who Had No Face was the actor ...
- Here is one that is making the rounds, and I can't believe how many
people are passing this on as if it was true.
Can see you thrugh your monitor -
Fred Waring Birthday---He did not invent
the Waring Blender
County Budweiser Hoax---They take all the Bud from the store
celebrating the bombing of the two Twin Tower Buildings in New York
City. This is a “hate hoax”
will pay you $156.29. plus $156.29 plus $17.65---If
you believe Bill Gates will send you money, then read this one.
The Story of Taps, according to
to get the Computer to Ignore Your Vehicle Violation---Not!!!---A
message from a friend...If
you get a ticket!
US Railway Gauge/Roman Horse Cart Hoax.
US Railroad standard gauge size matches Roman wheel carts because English
expatriates build US Railroads and they based theirs on the Roman cart
road size....come on, you don't believe this one, do you?
Ollie North names Osma Bin Lindin, and the
US Senator interviewing him was Al Gore.
No way!!! Here is the hoax and the truth.
Space Shuttle as Wide as two horse' behinds.
e-mail Advance Fee Fraud.
We have a collection of over 50 different Nigerian e-mails. Originally
they came by "snail mail," but with the aid of the internet, they now
buy lists and you may have seen one of them. Odds are you have seen
more than one.
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