Another Virus Scam

  pj123 17:01 17 Jan 2007
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Just receives this email from a friend. He doesn't know any better, even though I keep telling him to check with me first.

It has been forwarded to hundreds of people already.

I have extracted the text only.

"MOST DESTRUCTIVE VIRUS EVER - PASS THIS ONTO EVERYONE
PLEASE SEND THIS TO EVERYONE ON YOUR CONTACT LIST!!

A new virus has just been discovered that has been classified by Microsoft as the most
destructive ever. This virus was discovered yesterday afternoon by McAfee . This virus simply destroys Sector Zero from the hard disk, where vital information for its functioning are stored. This virus acts in the following manner: It sends itself automatically to all
contacts on your list with the title: "A Card for You". As soon as the supposed virtual card is opened the computer freezes so that the user has to reboot. When the ctrl+alt+ del keys or the reset button are pressed, the virus destroys Sector Zero, thus permanently destroying
the hard disk. Yesterday in just a few hours this virus caused panic in New York , according to news broadcast by CNN. This alert was received by an employee of Microsoft itself. So don't open any mails with subject: "A Virtual Card for You." As soon as you get the mail, delete it !! Even if you know the sender !!! Please pass this mail to all of your friends. Forward this to everyone in your address book. I'm sure most people, like myself, would rather receive this notice 25 times than not at All"

Don't forward it to anyone. Just delete it.

  VoG II 17:50 17 Jan 2007

This one has been doing the rounds since at least 2000.

  pj123 18:10 17 Jan 2007

Yes VoG™ I know. But why do people (like my friend) keep forwarding it to all in their address list?

All that does is clog up to system.

  shellship 18:49 17 Jan 2007

Two of my friends - one of whom is the Vicar - does this too. At least I have got the latter to check with me first. All one has to do is to type the thing into Google and uo the hoax comes.

  pj123 15:40 22 Jan 2007

Sorry Guys. This one now old hat.

Will tick.

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