From: firstname.lastname@example.org (REP)
Date: 7 Jun 1996 08:45:55 GMT
Newsgroups: too damn many
MORPH10625 (email@example.com) wrote: : This was forwarded to my email. I can't believe that people would do : this to children, it just shows how sick the world has become and how : scum like drug dealers would do anything to make money. I apologize : for posting this to newsgroups where it might not be strictly on : topic, but this is very important and should be of interest to : everyone!
WARNING TO EVERYONE: If you have a computer or know who does, regardless of their ages, you should read this! A form of fake software, called "AOL FREE TRIAL OFFER" is given away free of charge to knuckle-draggers and mouth-breathers. It is either a small floppy diskette or a bright shiney CD. This software is soaked with free hours in order to addict the unwary to this braincell-destroying on-line service.
The inks used on the packaging react with the moisture and oils in your hands, and SIMPLY TOUCHING IT is likely to cause huge bills and the uncontrollable urge to post urban legends just about everywhere.
THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL DEATHS FROM OVERDOSES, AND MORE DUE TO THE OVERCHARGING. AOL is EXTREMELY DANGEROUS and extremely addicting.
Symptoms to watch for include: hallucinations, mood swings uncontrolled vomiting, drop in body temperature, dizziness, severely dilated pupils, and severe vomiting. Up to an hour can pass between contact with AOL and the beginning of the AOL "trip". If you suspect that someone has become a victim of one of these free software diskettes, you must take him or her immediately to the hospital and call the police.
These usually come wrapped in shrink-wrap. Some have been reported to have different designs, but the FREE HOURS design is the most common.
NOTE: Please feel free to reproduce this article and spread it within your community and work place. This danger must be made known. Distribute the warning as wide as you can, this is growing faster than we can warn parents and professionals.
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