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Complaint Review: Snopes.com - Internet

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snopes.com BIG VIRUS COMING !!! PLEASE READ & FORWARD !!! Everywhere For A Few Days Internet

*Consumer Suggestion: You posted their example of a virus HOAX message.

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Okay, this may just be another scam, of a scam, though it is worth saying.

http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/postcard.asp

Hi All,

I checked with Norton Anti-Virus, and they are gearing up for this virus! I checked Snopes (URL above:), and it is for real!!

Get this E-mail message sent around to your contacts ASAP.

PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING AMONG FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CONTACTS!

You should be alert during the next few days. Do not open any message with an attachment entitled 'POSTCARD FROM HALLMARK,' regardless of who sent it to you. It is a virus which opens A POSTCARD IMAGE, 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. This is the reason why you need to 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 a mail called' POSTCARD,' even though sent to you 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.

COPY THIS AND SEND IT TO YOUR FRIENDS. REMEMBER: IF YOU SEND IT TO THEM, YOU WILL BENEFIT ALL OF US

Snopes lists all the names it could come in.

John
Lancaster, California
U.S.A.

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#1 Consumer Suggestion

You posted their example of a virus HOAX message.

AUTHOR: Robert - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Friday, August 08, 2008

The examply you cut and pasted regards the portion of their article that deals with virus hoaxes-not the deployment of the actual STORM virus. Some hoaxes are using URLs that are for legitimate websites that present the electronic greeting cards.

The STORM virus is NOT NEW or UPCOMING.

Please go back to the snope site and read the ENTIRE ARTICLE and you'll see what I mean.

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