AOL Virus-Forward an email to protect yourself from it-Fiction!
Forward An Email to Be Exempt From a Big Virus Scheduled to Hit AOL-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
You are asked to forward this email to others. It warns that an "elite group of hackers" is going to create a huge virus that it will knock you off AOL forever. If you want to escape the mayhem, forward the email to as many people as you can.
This disjointed email is a hoax. There is no such reported threat and anyone who tried would not be able to selectively bump AOL subscribers "forever." Further, there is no practical way for the "hackers" to know whether you've forwarded the email to others.
Last updated 04/05/01
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
This is SERIOUS NEWS!!!!
Anyone who takes this letter and forwards it will be in on it.
An elite group of hackers is going to create a virus so huge it will throw AOL guides off of online….. forever.
If you choose to not forward this letter you to will be logged off forever.
If you turn us in, you will be DESTROYED.
**IT IS BEST IF YOU SEND THIS IN HUGE BUNCHES AS IN OVER 50 PEOPLE AT
A TIME…THE MORE THE BETTER….SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW**