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 telephone.
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.
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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 section.
Anti-Virus Product Developers (AVPD) Consortium
Great information 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.
Y2K " World is Coming to an
This is 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!!!!
Happy ExeMSNBC News
Article - It does not work unless you download and and run
hoax, this one given creditability by an NBC newsman (do you believe
everything a newsman reads to you---I hope not).
"Nutra Sweet" gives
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.
- 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 this message.
you pass on anything on the Internet, please verify it. Especially
if it is almost two years old.
Needle in Movie
Theater Chair - This 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 "active".
Flemming Save Churchill - Another
made up story that if it circulates enough, people will believe
it is real. It is not.
Elf Bowl - 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 as "Spam"
To my friends, lets share the wealth
Money Off-Seas Scam.
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
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"
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 the Internet
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,
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'
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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