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You Get a Call on Your Cell Phone With "!?UNAVAILABLE!?"
on the Display...It's a Virus-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor
warning says that if your cell phone rings, if you have a
display that allows you to see the caller ID of the person who is
calling, and if "!?UNAVAILABLE!?" appears in that display,
you should not answer the call because if you do, you'll get a
destructive virus in your phone. The message warns that the
virus will delete all the vital information in your phone and you'll have
to replace it.
is a hoax. There is no such reported virus. Viruses are
not spread through the mere answering of a typical telephone call on
your cell phone. Also, the message
"Unavailable" on some cell phones means that you
are receiving a call from someone whose caller ID is not available
and is not an indication of trouble.
A real example of the story as it has
Subject: Mobile Phones Warning!
ATTENTION - EVERYONE WITH A MOBILE PHONE
This is not a joke, this is an early warning.... If you receive a phone
call and your mobile phone display reads:
This virus will erase all IMIE and IMSI information from both your
phone and your SIM card, which will make your phone unable to connect with the
telephone network. You will have to buy a new phone.
This information has been confirmed by both Motorola and Nokia.
There are over 3 million mobile phone being infected by this virus in USA
You can also check this news at the CNN website.
Please pass this on to everyone you know with mobile phones.
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