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Budweiser Screen Savers with a Virus Email Hoax

There are no viruses in the Budweiser screen savers - Budweiser says: "We guarantee that if you download any screen savers from our site, they will be virus free. You may want to check out the new Lizards screen saver by clicking on this link.

Here are the several variations of the email - Remember it is a FAKE:


PASS THIS ON FAST AND FAR--VIRUS WARNING DANGER!!! VIRUS ALERT!!!

THIS IS A NEW TWIST. SOME SCAM-ARTIST IS SENDING OUT A VERY DESIRABLE SCREEN-SAVER (THE BUD FROGS), BUT IF YOU DOWN-LOAD IT, YOU'LL LOSE EVERYTHING!!!! DON'T DOWNLOAD THIS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!!! HERE'S EXACTLY WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE - AN EXACT COPY....DO NOT DOWNLOAD THE BELOW...JUST BEWARE OF IT. IT JUST WENT INTO CIRCULATION YESTERDAY, AS FAR AS WE KNOW....BE CAREFUL. "SAJ" 5/13/97 . . . PLEASE DISTRIBUTE TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE ...THANX TO ABYTEDOC / BYTEDOC1 FOR THIS INPUT.


OR

DANGER!!! VIRUS ALERT!!!

THIS IS A NEW TWIST. SOME CREEPOID SCAM-ARTIST IS SENDING OUT A VERY DESIRABLE SCREEN-SAVER {{THE BUD FROGS}}. IF YOU DOWN-LOAD IT, YOU'LL LOSE EVERYTHING!!!! YOUR HARD DRIVE WILL CRASH!! DON'T DOWNLOAD THIS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!!! IT JUST WENT INTO CIRCULATION ON 05/13/97, AS FAR AS I KNOW!! PLEASE DISTRIBUTE THIS WARNING TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE... BELOW IS WHAT THE SCREENSAVER FROGGIE WOULD LOOK LIKE!


OR

Subject: Virus Alert
Date: Wednesday, July 22, 1998 9:59 AM

DANGER!!! VIRUS ALERT!!! FOUR

NEW PROBLEMS TO WATCH OUT FOR:

1) This is a new twist. Someone is sending out a very desirable screen-saver-the Budweiser Frogs. But if you download it, you will lose everything!!! Your hard drive will crash!!!

DON'T DOWNLOAD THIS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!!!

IT JUST WENT INTO CIRCULATION THIS WEEK, AS FAR AS WE KNOW. BE CAREFUL!! BELOW IS WHAT THE SCREENSAVER OFFER WOULD LOOK LIKE:

File: BUDSAVER.EXE (24643 bytes) DL Time (28800 bps): < 1 minute

ALSO... Everyone is to re -send to 15 individuals. Please read and forward to as many friends as possible...we've checked up on this and this is no joke of a chain letter or something if this reaches 13,000 people...duplicate entries don't count, though...So, please help & pass on... thank you, and here you go!!!


And if you want to see the humorous side of hoax emails, read the spoof of the bubble-boy scams.


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