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


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#1 of 9 Brian Mansure

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Posted October 12 2001 - 07:15 AM

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 of 9 CharlesD

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Posted October 12 2001 - 07:24 AM

It is a hoax

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#3 of 9 Brian Mansure

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Posted October 12 2001 - 07:36 AM

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. Posted Image
I'll try later.

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#4 of 9 Shayne Lebrun

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Posted October 12 2001 - 08:33 AM

That having been said, prudence is probably a good idea these days, considering what's going on in the world.

#5 of 9 paul_v

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Posted October 12 2001 - 03:48 PM

We wont know if it's a hoax until November 1st.




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#6 of 9 Mitty

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Posted October 12 2001 - 08:04 PM

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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#7 of 9 Joseph DeMartino

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Posted October 13 2001 - 06:19 AM

Hoax. The Urban Legends Reference Page, Rumors of War

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#8 of 9 Peter Kline

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Posted October 13 2001 - 06:45 AM

Terrorists don't tell in advance what they are going to do. It's a hoax.

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#9 of 9 Ron Eastman

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Posted October 13 2001 - 09:51 AM

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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