April 9, 2001
A couple of years ago I received an email from a friend who I hadn't heard from in some years. My delight immediately dissipated once I learned that she was only forwarding a message that claimed that it was part of a Microsoft email tracking operation. My friend was promised that she would be paid $15 for each person she forwarded the message to.
To this day, that incident still remains the high water mark for email gullibility.
But the following message comes close. Not because of its content, but because of its means of delivery.
Someone was so disturbed
by "Warning from
Police" about virus-containing blue envelopes that they took the effort
to distribute photocopies to friends and strangers alike. One was handed
to Ghengis who brought it home to show me:
I CARE ABOUT YOU.
That's why I must pass on this message...
This is Big Brother it
its best or worst. Imagine what they have already seen..... Go to
and get a