Orkut hoax mails

Orkut‘s feature of mass messaging to friend groups has become a hotspot of spam mails. It’s even more annoying when I get hoax forwards like this:

 

“HEY ITS DIANNA, FROM THE DIRECTOR OF ORKUT, EVERYBODY SORRY FOR THE INTERRUPTION BUT ORKUT IS CLOSING THE SYSTEM DOWN BECAUSE TOO MANY BOTTERS ARE TAKING UP ALL THE NAMES, WE ONLY HAVE 57 NAMES LEFT, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CLOSE YOUR ACCOUNT, DONT SEND THIS MESSAGE, IF YOU WANT TO KEEP YOUR ACCOUNT ,SEND THIS MESSAGE TO EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST. THIS IS NOT A JOKE, YOU’LL BE SORRY IF YOU DONT SEND IT. THANKS DIRECTOR OF ORKUT, TIM BUISKI. WHOEVER DOESNT SEND THIS MESSAGE, YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE DEACTIVATED AND IT WILL COST YOU $ 10.00 A MONTH TO USE IT”

This is for the sixth or seventh time in two days that I’ve been receiving this screaming-in-bold letter Orkut spam and still counting. I simply don’t understand why people keep on forwarding such hoax mails without even considering whether it makes any sense or not. It’s like they are not in peace until and unless their “job” of forwarding such mails is done. How can be they so gullible? 😐 Even well-educated people believe and spread such mails. There are even some people who rarely send a proper email but only such chain mails. Thanks to them, such hoaxes and chain mails are thriving on the Internet.

Hmmm…what can be done to stop this?

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5 thoughts on “Orkut hoax mails

  1. Here is a list of Yahoo! hoaxes.

    Funny part is same message we get from Orkut (which is a Google service) and Yahoo! as well as MSN!!

    I am the director of yahoo, Tim Buiski, Sorry for the interuption, but Yahoo is closing the system down because too many booters are taking up all the names, we only have 57 names left, if you would like to close your account, don’t send this mesage, if you want to keep your account, send this message to everyone on your list. This is no joke, you’ll be sorry you didn’t send it. Thanks, Director of Yahoo, Tim Buiski, WHOEVER DOESN’T SEND THIS MESSAGE YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE DEACTIVATED AND IT WILL COST $10.00 A month to USE IT TO SEND

    It’s exactly that, a Joke. You won’t be sorry for not sending it, you’ll be sorry for sending it because all you will do is annoy your friends! Ignore all e-mails like this, there are too many variants to state here, but they are all hoaxes.

    Seems like this Tim Buiski (a complete fictional character!) is really a busy man – heading Google, Yahoo! and MSN at the same time! 😯

    Another irritating one!

    if somebody by name dvorak@yahoo.com adds you. dont accept it. Its a virus. Tell everyone on ur bulletin because if somebody on ur list adds them, u get the virus too. Tell everyone on your list not to open anything from angell11, tewwtuler, and sassybitch. It is a hard drive killer and a very horrible virus.pass this letter to everyone on your buddy list. We need to find out who is really using these accounts. Sorry for the inconvenience. Sincerely, Director of Yahoo Services, tanwir2001

    Somebody adding you to their list, or you adding them is not enough for them to harm you. You’d have to download from them, and you should NEVER do this unless you know the other user, and have communicated the file transfer with them in advance.

    Pity when I get these things from even people who are studying computer science!!! Duh!

  2. here’s another one..

    Hey it is Andy the director of MSN, Tim Buiski, sorry

    for

    the
    interruption but MSN is closing the system
    down because too many inconsiderate people are
    taking up all the
    names, we only have
    578 names left, if you would like
    to close your
    account, then do
    not send this message out, if you
    would like to keep your account, then send this message to
    everyone on your list.

    This is no joke, we are really shutting down the
    servers. Send it, thanks, Tim Buiski, WHO
    EVER DOES NOT SEND THIS MESSAGE, YOUR ACCOUNT
    WILL BE CLOSED AND WILL COST $10.00 A MONTH TO
    USE, SEND THIS TO EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST

    >> it’s really a joke and i also got one.. him again as a director of yahoo.. its certainly a joke,, i cant believe that others believe this ***** chain mail… when i actually received it,, i didnt send it because i know its not true… site that actually have 1billion USD operating income will not close.. come on..

    well,, it’s just a joke..

  3. this is really irritating. i received the following scrap on orkut today too.

    HEY ITS DIANNA, FROM THE DIRECTOR OF ORKUT, EVERYBODY SORRY FOR THE INTERRUPTION BUT ORKUT IS CLOSING THE SYSTEM DOWN BECAUSE TOO MANY BOTTERS ARE TAKING UP ALL THE NAMES, WE ONLY HAVE 57 NAMES LEFT,
    IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CLOSE YOUR ACCOUNT, DONT SEND THIS MESSAGE, IF YOU WANT
    TO KEEP YOUR ACCOUNT ,SEND THIS MESSAGE TO EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST.
    THIS IS NOT A JOKE, YOU’LL BE SORRY IF YOU DONT SEND IT.
    THANKS..
    DIRECTOR OF ORKUT,
    TIM BUISKI.
    WHOEVER DOESNT SEND THIS MESSAGE, YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE DEACTIVATED AND IT WILL COST YOU $ 10.00 A MONTH TO USE IT..

  4. hey this is really annoying.. i received more than 5 of these crap scraps.. i had to delete all of em.. cant believe ppl wud be so stupid enough to believe it……>: (

  5. guys here’s some interestin facts :-
    in d message have u noticed that director of orkut suddenly changes her SEX, i.e, from female she becomes a male (DIANNA- director of orkut,,,,,,,,,,ends with “TIM BUISKI-director of orkut”)

    as per the internet traffic laws , d website who is charging have to give some notification regardin charges , they just can’t charge anyone + more the no of account more ‘ll be profit for the website
    that’s because the amount of time we take to surf it’s all bein controlled n managed by internet traffic server, so wht so ever money the website receive is from those people and not directly you

    after all these valid reason if you still forward such bugging message then you should be charged not $ 10.00 a month but $ 100.00 a week for your foolishness

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