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I got this message today when I opened yahoo instant messenger(I only use it to check for mail):
HEY ITS CHRIS, FROM THE DIRECTOR OF YAHOO, EVERYBODY SORRY FOR THE INTERRUPTION, BUT YAHOO IS CLOSING THE SYSTEM DOWN BECAUSE TOO MANY BOOTERS ARE TAKING UP ALL THE NAMES, WE ONLY HAVE 57 NAMES LEFT, IF U WOULD LIKE TO CLOSE YOUR ACCOUNT, DONT SEND THIS MESSAGE, IF YOU WANT TO KEEP YOUR ACCCOUNT, SEND THIS MESSAGE TO EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST. THIS IS NO JOKE, YOU'LL BE SORRY IF YOU DONT SEND IT. THANKS DIRECTOR OF YAHOO, TIM BUISKI, WHOEVER DOESNT SEND THIS MESSAGE YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE DEACTIVATED AND IT WILL COST $10.00 A MONTH TO USE IT. TO SEND TO EVERYONE ONE YOUR LIST RIGHT CLICK ON YOUR GROUP THEN CLICK SEND


anyone have any ideas as to this being true?
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Its a fake

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It's just another bull scam running through the net.

1. Yahoo wouldn't send a system-wide message, they would do it via e-mail.
2. They certainly wouldn't do it in all caps.
3. They wouldn't dare charge their users for fear of losing marketshare to MSN or AOL.

Any of those "virus" scams should be avoided too.
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thought so. I dont even use my yahoo address.
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I would think the horrible grammar would give it away

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there was an aim thing like that going around about 5 years ago....i say that the yahoo thing is crap and you would see something on their homepage if it was true
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Oh, my gosh. I better run and get my check book! What would I ever do, if my yahoo account got cancelled, it would be the end of the world. *sobbing on desk*

Anyways, some innocent old grandma is going to fall for it, but hopefully not.
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http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/petition/im.htm

check out the collected in 2004. a friend sent the very same message to me last week.

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Ha, i get some of those to.
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