"I'm Still Stupid"
So, Tell Me Again
O.K. The Simple Version Of This Story:
EVERYTHING YOU SEE AND READ IN AN E-MAIL OR ON THE INTERNET IS NOT TRUE!!!!!!!
I can't believe how many people are still fighting the E-Mail-Post Office Tax (it's a hoax). I see people at business functions collecting post cards or business cards for this dying kid (it's a hoax).
The list goes on and on.
Look, all this stuff makes you look really bad. Stop being stupid.
Here is the complete reprint of just one of the many stories we have done in the past.
To Make Yourself Look Like An Idiot
1. Receive Virus Warning E-Mail From Some One (Friend, Family, Or Anyone)
2. Don’t Think About It. Don’t Check It Out. Just Totally Believe It.
3. Send The Warning To Every Person You Know. Not Only Family And Friends, but People You Do Business With. Especially Clients, Supervisors, Boss. Etc.... You Know, Really Important People That Don’t Know You’re An Idiot................
So, is the above really over the top? Not really, after all, if you received an E-Mail warning and it looked good to you, you’d forward the warning on to everyone you know. Then you find out it was all a Hoax! Lets be honest about it. It makes you feel like an idiot.
The reality of it is that the majority of the Virus warnings going around are totally bogus. Unfortunately it seems like when it comes to the Internet people start to lose their common sense. Believe me, if I sent out an E-Mail that said “According to CBS News, Bill Gates, is going to give out $100.00 cash to the first ten million people who E-Mail him....”, Poor Mr. Gates would be flooded with E-Mail. Remember, just because it is on the “Net” does not make it true!
So how do you tell the real stuff from the fakes? Try checking out these web sites for information on bogus warnings. After all by the time the Hoax comes to you, there is probably a listing of it as a hoax.
O.K., so what’s the harm? You tell me. You waste everyone’s time and look like an idiot! No harm? I don’t think so.
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