Tuesday, November 02, 2004


to cross my in-box.

This one connected to my non-existent paypal account:
Dear Paypal valued member,

Due to concerns, for the safety and integrity of the paypal account we have issued this warning message.

It has come to our attention that your account information needs to be updated due to inactive members, frauds and spoof reports. If you could please take 5-10 minutes out of your online experience and renew your records you will not run into any future problems with the online service. However, failure to update your records will result in account suspension This notification expires on Novmeber 4, 2004.

Once you have updated your account records your paypal account service will not be interrupted and will continue as normal.

Please follow the link below and login to your account and renew your account information

[URL deleted]

Paypal customer department!

It isn't exactly like this one, but since I don't have a PayPal account, I think I'll chalk this one up as a hoax as well.

I got that one twice. I think much needs to be said of the ridiculousness of CNN's coverage, and The Daily Show's superior coverage.
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