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From: "Steven P. Osborn" <sposborn(--nospam--at)compuserve.com>
Subject: Fw: Virus Warning
>> > If you receive an e-mail titled..JOIN THE CREW/for PENPALS DO NOT
>> open it!  It will erase EVERYTHING on your hard drive! Send this
letter
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Apparently the computer virus scares known as "join the crew" and
"penpals" are false alarms.  You can read about them by accessing the
website:
http://www.kumite.com/myths
Click on "Hoaxes from A to Z" and scroll down to "join the crew."
Please check out virus warnings before forwarding them.
Spence P.