Weird Facebook Message

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  1. Dmac77 macrumors 68020

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    Hey,

    I was wondering if anyone else has received the following message on Facebook, or if it a just a bunch of crap.

    Subject: urgent

    Facebook is recently becoming very overpopulated,there have been many members
    complaining that Facebook is becoming very slow. Records show that the reason is
    that there are too many non-active Facebook members and, on the other side, too
    many new Facebook members.

    We will be sending this message around to see if members are active or not. If
    you are active please send to at least 15 other users using Copy+ Paste to show
    that you are still active. *Those who do not send this message within 2 weeks
    will be deleted without hesitation to create more space.*

    Send this message to all your friends and to show me that you're still active and
    you will not be deleted.

    Founder of Facebook,
    Mark Zuckerberg


    Thanks,

    Don
     
  2. Lucas111 macrumors newbie

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  3. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    Spam. I don't use Facebook but I get these all the time on MySpace. Don't worry, they won't delete you.
     
  4. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    ya crap. its one of those fwd things that people think they are funny who make them.
     
  5. italiano40 macrumors 65816

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    that is a hoax they can look at logs and server info to see who is active this is a bunch of crap
     
  6. spillproof macrumors 68020

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    Mark does not sent personal messages. It would come from the "Facebook Team" or something similar. It is spam.
     
  7. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    The poor writing is a dead giveaway.

    Learn to spot poor writing and it will save you quite a few headaches.
     
  8. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

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    I got this crap on Hotmail, what, ten years ago? I can't believe people are still stupid enough to forward this ****.
     
  9. samiwas macrumors 65816

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    People will forward ANYTHING and EVERYTHING. I've received emails saying "OMG the Gov't want to $$$ for EMAIL!!!" or "For every email sent, Microsoft will give $1 to this blind orphan donkey!". People will believe anything.
     
  10. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    I still get those "forward this to 10 people and get a free Sony Ericsson notebook" and "in August, Mars will be as big as the moon" hoax emails from friends from time to time - despite the fact that they're several years old (in fact, the latter is from 2003...)

    I've also gotten that Facebook one, and kind of told the people that sent it to me that they're gullible idiots :p
     
  11. kymac macrumors 6502a

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    if facebook needs to tell you something they will do so in a red box on the top of your homepage..
     
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  15. Dmac77 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    For some reason I almost did. It probably had something to do with the fact that I had been up for nearly 36 hours when I received it, and it was forwarded to me from someone who never falls for crap like this. I should have realized that this was probably just a joke that my friend pulled on me because it's my birthday. IDK. I feel like an idiot now.

    Don
     
  16. MattyK macrumors 6502a

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    This guy needs to go back to english class.
     
  17. conch575 macrumors 6502

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    Ah I always remember getting emails via hotmail about having to pay for MSN if you didn't send the said email around.
     

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