Mail fwds and SOSes but which are the Fake ones

On an average I get about 250 mails from friends and acquaintances and another 70 n odd promotional. How much ever I resist or intimate or put them in spam n flag them this is one thing that never dies. Hope some day something will be found to detect them ofcourse free of cost (I don hav so much money).

Earlier it was a season for the mails like if u fwd microsoft / yahoo or xyz will pay u so much and then it went philanthrophy if you fwd som chronic patient in needwould be paid for his medical aid. Then came the devotional touch. Even earlier there was this printed pamphlet and if u ever ever get one in your hand then thats it. It says u hav 2 publish 100 or so and distribute them otherwise something bad will happen. Following that was these emails the next awatar version next. Scary and cursing.

So Iam in a fix with such mails as the one below. Who knows which is genuine. So I thought I would simply paste it here rather than trouble some of my friends with hystierical fwds. May be its time…


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.


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 ad dress 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 e-mail called ‘invitation’, even 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=2 0ther vital information is kept.


Please forward to all core and interim seekers

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