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PETROL HOAX EMAIL
I have been receiving a heap load of emails in regards to don't buy petrol on the 22nd of September (check original text version at the end of this spiel). After doing a bit of research on the net I have found it is a hoax, please let everyone know who you guys may have forwarded it to, as it will waste their time if they complete the task.
This is one of many hoax emails that have been going around for the last 5 years. If you believe that by starving fuel companies for one day and not buying their fuel will do anything about it, then you also believe that Trigg Point gets to 10 foot in summer and peels for 900 metres. Forget about it, never happen.
Even if you stopped buying fuel for a whole week, they would not give a ratz arse because they know that eventually you will have to buy some.
Some of these emails are generated by hackers. I can and you can and many others can just simply hop on the net and again go into yahoo or google and find many things. Sometimes these emails that some of these hackers get out can have keystroke programs embedded in the email. You do not even know it, as there are no attachments or if they want they embed them into a jpg image and then let it go through your hard drive after you open it.
Some are even generated to obtain email address list and while you forward it on it forwards the info off to the hacker/person who created the hoax. Cool huh.
More info on this hoax email is available at
http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_no_gas_sep_1st.htm click here
Not buying petrol on 22nd of this month won't affect the oil companies' sales or profits. Because everyone who doesn't buy petrol on the 22nd will buy it the next day or the day after or when their car runs out of juice and who knows they might put it up another ten cents a litre just to piss you off after the day of the boycott.
ACTUAL EMAIL DOING THE ROUNDS BELOW.
IT HAS BEEN CALCULATED THAT IF EVERYONE IN AUSTRALIA DID NOT PURCHASE A >>> DROP OF PETROL FOR ONE DAY AND ALL AT THE SAME TIME, THE OIL COMPANIES >>> WOULD CHOKE ON THEIR STOCKPILES. >>> >>> >>> >>> AT THE SAME TIME IT WOULD HIT THE ENTIRE INDUSTRY WITH A NET LOSS OVER >>> 4.6 BILLION DOLLARS WHICH AFFECTS THE BOTTOM LINES OF THE OIL COMPANIES. >>> >>> >>> >>> THEREFORE THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 22nd HAS BEEN FORMALLY DECLARED "STICK IT >>> UP THEIR BEHIND" DAY AND THE PEOPLE OF THIS NATION SHOULD NOT BUY A >>> SINGLE DROP OF PETROL THAT DAY. THE ONLY WAY THIS CAN BE DONE IS IF YOU >>> FORWARD THIS E-MAIL TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS YOU CAN AND AS QUICKLY AS YOU >>> CAN TO GET THE WORD OUT. >>> >>> >>> >>> WAITING ON THE GOVERNMENT TO STEP IN AND CONTROL THE PRICES IS NOT GOING >>> TO HAPPEN. WHAT HAPPENED TO THE REDUCTION AND CONTROL IN PRICES THAT >>> THE ARAB NATIONS PROMISED TWO WEEKS AGO? >>> >>> >>> >>> WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. IF THEY DON'T GET THE MESSAGE AFTER ONE DAY, >>> WE WILL DO IT AGAIN AND AGAIN. >>> >>> >>> >>> SO DO YOUR PART AND SPREAD THE WORD. FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO EVERYONE YOU >>> KNOW. MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND MAKE SEPTEMBER 22nd A DAY THAT THE >>> CITIZENS OF AUSTRALIA CRIED, "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!"