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chain letters

at height in 1930s, craze crippled postal service. [Am. Hist.: Sann, 97–104]
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The system will reportedly inform users right away if the message that they just received has been forwarded many times to indicate that it could be a chain letter.
In short, they are fakes and they - and indeed chain letters of any kind - cannot "curse" or exercise any magical power over their recipients.
The grim reality is that chain letters just bring a lot of unhappiness and misery.
Anglesey CHAIN letters which ask you to send money to people you don't know, in the hope that you will later get more cash from people you also don't know, are classed as illegal lotteries.
But she is the first to admit she was completely fooled by a chain letter.
And Then There Was "Melissa" What you should know about identifying computer viruses, Internet hoaxes, chain letters and urban legends.
A Royal Mail spokesman said: "Neither we nor the Guinness Book of Records have any knowledge of a world record for chain letters.
The chain letters don't contain any threats should recipients fail to comply with its instructions.
then you've become a part of the fake chain letters on the Internet.
Chain letters are an intrusion and a hopeless cause, at worse they can be threatening and menacing.
The theory behind chain letters is that you send out letters to, say, 100 people; some of whom (say 10) continue the chain by sending out their own letters, adding 1,000 new recipients; some of whom (say now, 100, at the same 10 percent rate) repeat the process, making 10,000 more recipients; some of whom (say, 1,000) repeat the process, making 100,000 more recipients; some of whom (say, 10,000) repeat the process.
It wasn't one of those pray-or-else chain letters, one of those, "Don't be like Mrs.