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From: PaulineG
Date: 02-01-2007, 04:00 AM (1 of 6)
I hate these things. I just came really close to forwarding on a chain email I received. I've never done this before and haven't even considered it in the past. It must have had some sort of subliminal message in it because even though I knew intellectually that I shouldn't do it - I felt emotionally that I wanted to. It purported to give good luck to the sender and if in fact that's all it did I might even have gone ahead - although as I mentioned I never have before. However it also warned of bad luck from not forwarding which is the thing I find so offensive about these things.

I'm not usually one who takes these things seriously so it was very well done that it took me in even for a moment. There is still a lingering sense of doubt and worry about the bad luck thats supposed to come my way.

Please don't perpetuate these abominations if you receive them. They can make people feel awful.
User: PaulineG
Member since: 09-08-2006
Total posts: 901
From: dmoses
Date: 02-01-2007, 08:35 AM (2 of 6)
I don't usually forward things like that, but if I think someone would like to read the actual message, then I do forward it...after deleting all of the 'promises' and 'warnings', and all of the other excess information(like headers with a zillion email addresses of people I don't know).
Take care,
User: dmoses
Member since: 02-22-2002
Total posts: 964
From: weezyrider
Date: 02-01-2007, 09:46 AM (3 of 6)
You can check out if you get one that sounds plausible. They list most of the Urban Legends and scams.
Things seem to turn up today that were in circulation 10 years ago.
If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

User: weezyrider
Member since: 08-19-2003
Total posts: 218
From: PaulineG
Date: 02-01-2007, 03:28 PM (4 of 6)
There was no tangible gain for anyone involved - no cash benefit or anything similar - it was only about luck - good if you participate - and bad if you didn't. I know that the person who forwarded it to me probably had good intentions (or at least not bad ones) but I've always avoided these things out of principle. It's just that I found myself so close to doing it - usually I just trash the things with a mutter and forget about them.
User: PaulineG
Member since: 09-08-2006
Total posts: 901
From: Chrysantha
Date: 02-01-2007, 09:18 PM (5 of 6)
The way to foil most of that stuff is NOT to give out your 'real' e-mail address, use a 'dummy' one, like Yahoo, IWON, MSN (hotmail) etc...that way all that stuff goes into a 'bulk' folder and you don't have to read it, you empty it and never see the garbage. (and if it does happen to come through, most boxes have a 'spam' button and you just send it there...spam's away......)
User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
Total posts: 2414
From: Sherri
Date: 02-01-2007, 10:31 PM (6 of 6)
It drives me nuts. I hate it when people say I never do this and send it to me because it was so important. I have probably received said message 70 bizillion times and it is most definitely not TRUE.

My website
User: Sherri
Member since: 02-07-2001
Total posts: 357
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