Cross posted on my personal blog.
Hi all , this my shock you but after receiving an email I thought I should point this out. The email you may have got from one of your friends reads as follows
Hey it is Andy and john the directors of MSN, sorry for the interruption but msn is closing down. this is because too many inconsiderate people are taking up all the name (eg making up lots of different accounts for just one person), we only have 578 names left. If you would like to close your account, DO NOT SEND THIS MESSAGE ON. If you would like to keep your account, then SEND THIS MESSAGE TO EVERYONE ON YOUR CONTACT LIST. This is no joke, we will be shutting down the servers. Send it on, thanks.
WHO EVER DOES NOT SEND THIS MESSEAGE, YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE CLOSED AND YOU WILL COST £10.00 A MONTH TO USE. SEND THIS TO EVERYONE ON YOUR CONTACT LIST. NOW YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO. PLEASE DO NOT FORWARD THIS or REPLAY. COPY THE WHOLE EMAIL. GO BACK TO YOUR INBOX AND CLICK ON NEW. AND PASTE THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION
This is called a email is a Chain Email please take no notice of it. Your account will not be closing down and remain free of charge. Chain letters are an email which urges the recipient to forward the email to other people, they waste time and connection time.
The email I got reads as follows:
Sorry to break the news, but looks like all of those warnings were real!
The use of MSN and e-mail will cost money from Summer 2009 onwards. If you
Send this message to 18 different people from your list, your little MSN
Icon will turn blue and that will make it free for you. If you don’t believe
Me, go on to (http://www.msn.com) and see it yourself. Don’t forward this message,
But copy and paste it so that people will actually read it.
It is Andy and John – the directors of MSN – sorry for the interruption, but
MSN is really closing down. This is because too many inconsiderate people
Are taking up all the names (e.g.. Making up lots of different accounts for
Just one person), and we are only left with 578 names.
If you would like to close your account, DO NOT SEND THIS MESSAGE ON. But,
I you would like to keep your account, then SEND THIS MESSAGE TO EVERYONE
ON YOUR CONTACT LIST. This is no joke, as we Will be shutting down the
Servers. Send it on, thanks.
WHOEVER DOES NOT SEND THIS MESSEAGE, YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE CLOSED AND IT WILL
COST YOU 100.00 (pending) A MONTH TO USE. SEND THIS TO EVERYONE ON YOUR
CONTACT LIST. NOW YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO. PLEASE DO NOT FORWARD THIS OR REPLAY.
COPY THE WHOLE E-MAIL. RETURN TO YOUR INBOX AND CLICK ON NEW. THEN PASTE
‘THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION’
Thank you for reading this blog post, please do not get panicked by this , chain emails are very, very rare and should be blocked and deleted