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Is the e-mail about not going to malls on Holloween a hoax?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Brian Mansure, Oct 12, 2001.

  1. Brian Mansure

    Brian Mansure Well-Known Member

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    My Outlook inbox has been getting bombarded by people sending me an e-mail that basically warns people to stay away from shopping malls on Halloween day because of possible terroristic action?!?
    I automatically dismissed all of these messages to my trash bin thinking it was another hoax but evidently word around our office is it's still being looked into.
    I've checked http://hoaxbusters.ciac.org/ and couldn't find anything.
    Has anybody else received this e-mail or heard about it?
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  2. CharlesD

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    It is a hoax
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  3. Brian Mansure

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    Thanks for the swift reply Charles.
    I knew it was out there somewhere and wanted to point everyone that has been sending me these things the link so they can read about it being a hoax first hand.
    For some reason though I'm having a problem going to that site. [​IMG]
    I'll try later.
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  4. Shayne Lebrun

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    That having been said, prudence is probably a good idea these days, considering what's going on in the world.
     
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    We wont know if it's a hoax until November 1st.
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  6. Mitty

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    As a general rule, any "news" you hear of exclusively through e-mail is most likely bullshit.
    Seriously, if this were so important to communicate to the masses, it would be a lead story on the news.
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    Terrorists don't tell in advance what they are going to do. It's a hoax.
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    I can't think of a chain e-mail that purportedly reported news that wasn't a hoax.
    Go to the malls, travel, buy stuff, hug your children, call your parents. It's the only way we can assure that the terrorists don't win. Stopping everyday life is their goal.
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