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Hi all, this is not Merc related i know but seems like something that should be spread to all of us> THIS IS NO JOKE
>
> IF A PERSON CALLED SIMON ASHTON (SIMON25@HOTMAIL.CO.UK ) CONTACTS YOU
> THROUGH EMAIL DON'T OPEN THE MESSAGE. DELETE IT BECAUSE HE IS A HACKER!!
>
> TELL EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST BECAUSE IF SOMEBODY ON YOUR LIST ADDS HIM
> THEN YOU WILL GET HIM ON YOUR LIST. HE WILL FIGURE OUT YOUR ID COMPUTER
> ADDRESS, SO COPY AND PASTE THIS MESSAGE TO EVERYONE EVEN IF YOU DONT CARE
> FOR THEM AND FAST BECAUSE IF HE HACKS THEIR EMAIL HE HACKS YOUR MAIL
> TOO!!!!!....
>
> Anyone-using Internet mail such as Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL and so on.
> This information arrived this morning, Direct from both Microsoft and
> Norton. Please send it to everybody you know who has access to the Intern
> et. You may receive an apparently harmless e-mail titled 'Mail Server
> Report'
>
> If you open either file, a message will appear on your screen saying:
> 'It is too late now, your life is no longer beautiful.'
>
> Subsequently you will LOSE EVERYTHING IN YOUR PC,
> And the person wh o sent it to you will gain access to your name,
> e-mail and password.
>
> This is a new virus which started to circulate on Saturday afternoon.
> AOL has already confirmed the severity, and the anti virus software's are
> not capable of destroying it .
>
> The virus has been created by a hacker who calls himself 'life
> owner'..
>
> PLEASE SEND A COPY OF THIS E-MAIL TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS, And ask them to
> PASS IT ON IMMEDIATELY!
>
 

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The message was doing the rounds last year
 
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Maybe he joined the skills train :D:D:D
 

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Maybe it is, maybe it isn't!

I thought it worth posting just to put people on guard.

If it is indeed clogging up bandwidth,........well i am sure you will agree bandwidth has been used for worse reasons than warning us all of a potential scam.

You misunderstand me Chris.

When I say clogging up the bandwith I mean the internet as a whole not on this site. In 2007 the official estimate of spam messages reached 100 BILLION PER DAY ! "Spam" meaning unwanted messages of any sort - scams, phishing, hoaxes, chain letters etc., the current estimate is that 96.5% of all mail received by businesses is spam. This costs the industry billions of Pounds /Dollars annualy in productivity and having to constantly upgrade equipment to cope with the increasing bandwith - to move around what no ones actually wants!

I work in the IT Industry and see countless warnings day after day I'm afraid. The warnings are always incredibly vauge and they rely on scaremongering tactics so that people will post the message on forums or email all their friends and contacts so that the rubbish perpetuates.

Yes, there are a lot of nasty suprises attached to emails if you are not well protected but a simple "google" of the email address or the headline will give you a clue as to how genuine these things are..
 

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I went to school with someone called Simon Ashton, he wasn't very good with computers though.

I went to school with his sister.. she was good at everything..


pity she was gay..
 

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You misunderstand me Chris.

When I say clogging up the bandwith I mean the internet as a whole not on this site. In 2007 the official estimate of spam messages reached 100 BILLION PER DAY ! "Spam" meaning unwanted messages of any sort - scams, phishing, hoaxes, chain letters etc., the current estimate is that 96.5% of all mail received by businesses is spam. This costs the industry billions of Pounds /Dollars annualy in productivity and having to constantly upgrade equipment to cope with the increasing bandwith - to move around what no ones actually wants!

I work in the IT Industry and see countless warnings day after day I'm afraid. The warnings are always incredibly vauge and they rely on scaremongering tactics so that people will post the message on forums or email all their friends and contacts so that the rubbish perpetuates.

Yes, there are a lot of nasty suprises attached to emails if you are not well protected but a simple "google" of the email address or the headline will give you a clue as to how genuine these things are..

At work, last month we saw a slight drop in the total spam, but we had a total 732million emails as a group, and less than 4% of these are genuine
 

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