For Real? I'm Not Sure But........

Lounge By kakeladi Updated 22 Aug 2009 , 6:38pm by __Jamie__

kakeladi Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 6:22pm
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I thought it might be so I'm passing it on.
I got this as an e-mail today. I have NOT checked it out w/Snoops or any other site .... you might want to.

Emails with pictures of Osama Bin-Laden hanged are being sent and the moment that you open these Emails, your computer will crash and you will not be able to fix it!


1.) If you get an e-mail along the lines of 'Osama Bin Laden Captured' or 'Osama Hanged' , don't open the Attachment!!!!

This e-mail is being distributed through countries around the globe, but mainly in the US and Israel .

Be considerate & send this warning to whomever you know..


PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING AMONG FRIENDS, FAMILY &CONTACTS:

2.)You should be alert during the next few days:
Do not open any message with an attached file called 'Invitation' regardless of who sent it.

It is a virus that opens an Olympic Torch which 'burns' the whole hard disc C of your computer!!!!

This virus will be received from someone who has your e-mail address in his/her contact list, that is why you should send this E-Mail to all your contacts.

It is better to receive this message 25 times than to receive the virus and open it.

If you receive an e-mail called 'invitation', though sent by a friend, Do not open it!!! Shut down your computer immediately!!!!
This is the worst virus announced by CNN, it has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever.

This virus was discovered by McAfee yesterday, and there is no repair yet for this kind of virus.

This virus simply destroys the Zero Sector of the Hard Disc, where the vital information is kept.

SEND THIS E-MAIL TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW!!!!!!

3 replies
ptanyer Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 6:32pm
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Snopes.com says it was a real threat, but outdated: http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/osama.asp.

I make it a practice not to open any email where I don't recognize the sender.

HTH's,
Pam

__Jamie__ Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 6:36pm
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ANY email I get that says in a frantic hysterical tone SEND THIS TO EVVVVVVVERYBODY!!! I delete immediately. I can't stand that chain letter/hoax crap.

__Jamie__ Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 6:38pm
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Another good practice is take a key phrase from the email, be it the subject line or names of people mentioned in the email, go to Google, type it in, and add "e-mail hoax" at the end. Info pops right up, usually discrediting the email.

I always reply back to the idiot who sent it to me in the first place with a big fat FALSE!! in the subject line, and a link to the hoax site that debunks it.

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