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Beware of Email petitions 

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From Snopes.com

If you are going to pass something along . . . . let it 
be THIS!


 

To 
whom it all concerns: 


Just 
a word to the wise. E-mail petitions are
 NOT acceptable 
to Congress or any other municipality.  To be acceptable,

petitions must have a signed signature and full address.


 

Same with 'prayer chains' -- be wary! 

Almost all e-mails that ask you to add your name and forward 
on to others are similar to that mass letter years ago 
that asked people to send business cards to the little 
kid in Florida who wanted to break the Guinness Book

of Records for the most cards.  


 

All it was, and all this type of e-mail is, is to get names and 
'cookie' 
tracking info for telemarketers and spammers

to validate active e-mail accounts for their own

purposes. 

Any time you see an e-mail that says forward this on to '10' of your friends, sign this

petition, or you'll get good luck, or what ever,

it has either an e-mail tracker program attached that tracks the cookies and e- mails of those folks you

forward to, or the host sender is getting a copy. Each

time it gets forwarded, then it's able to get lists of

'active' e-mails to use in spam e-mails, or sell to others that do.

Please forward this notice to others and you will be providing

a good service to your friends, and will be rewarded by

not getting 30,000 spam e-mails in the future. 

(If you have been sending out the above kinds of email,

now you know why you get so much spam!) 

Check it out: 


 



 



 


 


 


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