Orkut Closing Down Hoax
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
There have been a number of hoaxes that claim a particular online service will close unless the recipient sends the message on to a specified number of others.
MSN, Hotmail, AOL, Bebo, and several others have been targeted by these prank emails.
Social networking website, Orkut has now also joined the ranks of targeted services. The following email forward is almost identical to an earlier version except that it names Orkut instead of MSN.
HEY ITS DIANNA, FROM THE DIRECTOR OF ORKUT,EVERYBODY SORRY FOR THE INTERRUPTION BUT ORKUT IS CLOSING THE SYSTEM DOWN BECAUSE TOO MANY BOTTERS ARE TAKING UP ALL THE NAMES, WE ONLY HAVE 57 NAMES LEFT, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CLOSE YOUR ACCOUNT, DONT SEND THIS MESSAGE, IF YOU WANT TO KEEP YOUR ACCOUNT ,SEND THIS MESSAGE TO EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST. THIS IS NOT A JOKE, YOU'LL BE SORRY IF YOU DONT SEND IT. THANKS DIRECTOR OF ORKUT, TIM BUISKI. WHOEVER DOESNT SEND THIS MESSAGE, YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE DEACTIVATED AND IT WILL COST YOU $ 10.00 A MONTH TO USE IT
All such messages are likely to be hoaxes and should not be forwarded. If a company was intending to start charging for a previously free service, it would inform customers directly rather than rely on the random forwarding of a vague and amateurish email.
posted by Brett Christensen @ 1:46 PM,