I received this on Blackberry Messenger.
Don’t accept a request from Dean De lange (2171BC04) he’s a hacker. Tell everyone on your list because if somebody on your list adds him you get him on your list too and he’ll figure out your blackberry’s ID and address, so copy and paste this message to everyone please!
Seriously? The spam gets sillier. It’s not bad enough that I have to pick up my phone to read posts telling me that my eternal salvation is dependant on spamming, now I have to get spam that proves my theory that people aren’t taught to think logically.
I often get these things telling me that so and so is a hacker, so don’t accept the invite. If you are accepting invites from people who you don’t know, you need your head read. If you aren’t sure, don’t accept the invitation, it’s that simple. If you put your PIN on Facebook in open content, then you need your head read. Always check that where you put your PIN is for friends’ viewing only. When you put it out there, make sure that you state, “if you use a name I don’t know, I’ll reject.” If you follow these simple guidelines, you should be ok.
The above message takes the cake, seriously guys, think carefully about it. “If somebody on your list adds him you get him on your list too,” this is the silliest thing I can think of. Right, John is friends with James, who is friends with Jane. John accepts the invitation, so now he’s on John’s list, which puts him on James’ list automatically, so now he’s on James’ list, surely then he must also be on Jane’s list. Seriously, if this message is true, Dean would be on all our lists long before this message would’ve gone out. So, check if Dean is on your list, chances are he’s not, he isn’t on mine, so it’s probably a hoax, don’t forward the message.
We get all sorts of rubbish being sent around on BBM, & to a certain extent on Whatsapp. From silly messages like the above to the “system messages” saying something to the effect of, if you don’t forward this, then there’ll be a system change, and you’ll loose out. If RiM or any other service provider needs to circulate a message, they aren’t going to do it by chain message, since RiM publicly said so after the blackouts last year.
If you feel the need to send on these kind of messages, just send a broadcast message saying the following, since this is the sentiment behind them:
Haha, I managed to get you to pick up the phone for no good reason. You were probably busy, & I wasn’t, so in my boredom, I came up with a way to stop you from doing whatever it was you were doing. I hope you broadcast this so more people can be disrupted for no good reason.