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chain letters

at height in 1930s, craze crippled postal service. [Am. Hist.: Sann, 97–104]
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(https://www.phonearena.com/news/WhatsApp-may-soon-implement-a-new-tool-to-prevent-fake-news-from-spreading_id101800) Phone Arena labels these spam messages and chain letters as fake news for they are technically spreading false information to users.
The letter claims the senders are attempting to get in to the Guinness Book of Records for being the longest chain letter in existence.
PC and laptop users are being advised by SophosLabs, a network of virus, spyware and spam analysis centres, not to forward a bogus e-mail chain letter claiming to be from UK-based supermarket chain Sainsbury's.
Get past track one and Chain Letter enlightens as much as it enlivens.
The hoax is essentially a variant on the chain letter, one of the original abuses of e-mail The harm in hoaxes and chain letters is nominally that they take up storage space and waste users' time, but the more serious damage is that they erode the vigilance and good practices of those who receive them.
BROOKE VALENTINE sashays her way onto the crunk party scene with CHAIN LETTER (Virgin), and the jams never stop.
"I think someone's going to be the last person on the chain letter up there, and we think Gary Head's the person we want to ride with," Allison said.
For example, a chain letter about Kerry's supposed Senate votes on military spending was recently repackaged as a "Research Briefing" for the website of the Republican Party.
There's a classic chain letter that hasn't made the top 10 yet, but it's a contender.
Wolverhampton City Council trading standards officers have warned residents to be wary of a chain letter circulating in the city.
A virus hoax is a message that isalmost always sent by e-mail that appears as a chain letter.