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PC: ADMIN: Chain letters
- Subject: PC: ADMIN: Chain letters
- From: Jerry Jordak <jer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 10 Nov 1998 08:30:28 -0500 (EST)
> >>> . If you receive an e-mail titled "Win A Holiday" DO NOT open it. It
> >>> will erase everything on your hard drive. Forward this letter out to
> >>> as many people as you can. This is a new, very malicious virus and not
> >>> many people know about it. This information was announced yesterday
> >>> morning from Microsoft, please share it again pass this along to
> >>> everyone in your address book so that this may be stopped.
Please do not post this trash to the mailing list, as this is off-topic
and has nothing to do with the PC. Furthermore, this has been proven to be
a hoax--see the web site http://ciac.llnl.gov/ciac/CIACHoaxes.html#holiday
for more information. This message has been floating around the Internet
for years, and most people by now know that it is fake, along with
"Join the Crew", the Budweiser Frogs screen saver, and all the other bogus
chain letters floating around out there.
I'm not trying to be a flamer here, but this hit one of my pet peeves--that
people believe anything they read on the Internet and pass it on without
checking it out, especially to the list. I'm not trying to beat up on
Kevin here, but rather to use this opportunity to set the record straight
for the benefit of everyone.
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