Beware the plague of chain letters, e-mails which pass from person to person, growing in size and spreading misinformation along the way.
This site explains the dangers of e-mail forwards and offers frightening examples of them. You will read about how people are deceived, bandwidth is clogged and your friends are terrorized. -- That is, if you dare.
Updated January 19, 1999
Important: Since I last updated this page, chain letter technology has gotten much more dangerous, thanks mostly to the scripting capabilities of Microsoft Outlook. Certain e-mails can cause damage when they're opened, so some warnings that once sounded outrageous might now be legit. For better information than what appears on this page, please see the latest computer security bulletins from the U.S. Department of Energy.
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