Posts Tagged ‘Hoax emails’

Thanks for the advice (not)

December 19th, 2008 No comments

Dear All,

My thanks to all those who have sent me emails this past year…

I must send my thanks to whoever sent me the one about rat manure in the glue on envelopes because I now have to use a wet towel with every envelope that needs sealing.

I now scrub the top of every can I open for the same reason.

I no longer have any savings because I gave it to a sick girl (Penny Brown) who is about to die in hospital for the 1,387,258th time.

In fact all my money is gone but that will change once I receive the £15,000 that Bill Gates/Microsoft and AOL are sending me for participating in their special e-mail program …..

Or, I’ll receive it from the senior bank clerk in Nigeria who wants to split £7 million with me for pretending to be a long lost relative of a customer who died intestate.

I no longer worry about my soul because I have 363,214 angels looking out for me, and St. Theresa’s novena has granted my every wish.

I no longer use cancer-causing deodorants even though I smell like a water buffalo on a hot day.

Thanks to you, I have learned that my prayers only get answered if I forward an e-mail to seven of my friends and make a wish within five minutes.

Because of your concern I no longer drink Coca-Cola because it can remove toilet stains.

I no longer buy petrol without taking a man along to watch the car so a serial killer won’t crawl in my back seat when I’m filling up.

And I don’t go to shopping malls because someone will drug me with a perfume sample and rob me.

I no longer answer the phone because someone will ask me to dial a number and I will get a phone bill with calls to Jamaica, Uganda, Singapore and Uzbekistan.

Thanks to you, I can’t use anyone’s toilet but mine because a big brown African spider is lurking under the seat to cause me instant death when it bites my bum.

And thanks to your great advice, I can’t even pick up the £5.00 I found dropped in the car park because it probably was placed there by a sex molester waiting underneath my car to grab my leg.

If you don’t send this e-mail to at least 144,000 people in the next 70 minutes, a large dove with diarrhoea will land on your head at 5.30pm this afternoon and the fleas from 12 camels will infest your back, causing you to grow a hairy hump.

I know this will occur because it actually happened to a friend of my next door neighbour’s ex-mother-in-law’s second husband’s cousin’s beautician.

Email Hoaxes

November 17th, 2006 No comments

I’ve had two emails this week from people warning me about scams and viruses which turn out to be hoaxes. The first was the Invitation Virus Hoax and the second was that old classic, the #90 telephone scam hoax.

What I find amazing, is the fact that people blindly forward these hoaxes to everyone in their address book (only for them to do the same) without checking whether the information is valid. A quick search on google is all it takes to find out how many of these are hoaxes.

UPDATE: It seems the PDS scam email is also doing the rounds.

Aaargh!! I’ve just been sent the ‘invitation virus’ email again, but this time the subject line read: “Fw: Fw: [HOAX]: Fw: Fw: Please Inform Everyone]”. Not content with ignoring the word HOAX in the subject, the email included the following:

I received this email – if you already know about it then just delete it – otherwise – better safe than sorry!
Best Wishes,
> ################################
> Panda Internet Security 2007 warning:
> Panda Internet Security 2007 has detected this message as a hoax. The
> content of this type of message tries to deceive users, therefore, you
> should ignore it and delete it.
> ################################

If that’s not clear enough for you Katherine, I don’t know what is! Yet you still forwarded it!

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