FW: Virus Warning -Reply
PARTEE.GROVER at EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV
Tue May 19 07:08:56 PDT 1998
"WIN A HOLIDAY hoax
This is a false warning of a malicious e-mail which does not exist."
"WIN A HOLIDAY Hoax
Circulating the Internet is e-mail messages entitle "WIN A HOLIDAY". These
e-mail messages are a hoax and the false warning of a malicious e-mail does not
exist. There is currently no virus that has the characteristic described in the
message. The message is a variant of the "Join the Crew" hoax and another
variant called "JUST WIN A HOLIDAY". CIAC recommends that you DO NOT pass
the message to others."
Before forwarding ANY message which puports to warn people of an email virus,
please check the standard sources of information on such, CIAC's "Internet
Hoaxes" page at http://ciac.llnl.gov/ciac/CIACHoaxes.html and Data Fellow's
"Hoax warnings on the run" at http://www.Europe.DataFellows.com:80/news/hoax/
If someone wants to waste email users' time and overload their mailboxes, s/he
need not develop an actual virus. Just start circulating an email message warning
that such a virus exists.
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