I'm so terrified. OMG OMG OMG!!1!!
MSN'S CLOSING DOWN MY ACCOUNT!!!! (Not to mention that Windows Live is the new platform of all Microsoft's online services since few years ago)
AND IT'S GONNA CHARGE ME MONEY TO CONTINUE USING IT!!!
FRIENDSTER IS GONNA CHARGE ME AS WELL (or close down depending on wut version of the mail you got)
OMG I'VE GOTTA FORWARD ALL THESE MESSAGES AWAY SO THAT MY ACC IS ACTIVE!!! AND MY FRIENDS AS WELL!1!!
And CITIBANK'S GONNA DONATE $1 FOR EVERY DUDE I FORWARD THIS MSG TO!! GREAT CHARITY!!!
Kids. No Microsoft is NOT going to close down your account coz it's inactive. It's gonna close down your account anyway if it's inactive for 90 days. And no they are not goin to charge you to use their services coz they are earning big bucks by putting ads in the services alone. They charge you = you quit = no user = no ad = no money. You think they stupid?
And no Friendster is not closing down your account coz their server is overcrowded. Wut they do is they buy more server, like they always do. Terminate user = no user = no ads = no money. You think they stupid?
And no Citibank is not gonna track your forwarded mail and donate *insert amount here* for every person the mail is forwarded. 1st it's an infringement of privacy to track an email w/o a court order or some sort of thing. 2nd if Citibank wants to donate money, you think they need your opinion on how much to donate? 3rd I could've simply add names to the list of names in the petition. 4th the mail has been circulating for AGES and I have yet to see any reports on sombody donating some money based on the number of times some mail was forwarded.
For the record these hoaxes have been known since the start of free email services (circa 1997?). And I've known about it for a damn long time. I even doubted it when I received it my first time.
Wan pruve ah?
Juz one of the donations hoax:
So kids, learn to use the internet.
The only mail worth forwarding are the ones wit LEGITIMATE information like the phone emergency codes, or jokes.
And believe in the existence of a free and neutral net. It's free, so it's free.
Forward this message around and you'll get 10 free internets. Eef u don, d internet godz weel commandz seriouzkat 2 kik u in d ballz.
P/S: This is to no offence towards anybody whatsoever. Sort of like a PSA. I'm juz sick of the same hoax getting to the same person over and over again.