Orkut hoaxes


This took me some time to compile. Over the past couple of months i have been flooded by mails which claim to do a lot of things including infecting your computer with a virus, closing the account and what not. Here are some that have come to me. If you see something coming your way, send it across to me. I would put it here. Please ignore the language and the spellings. These are directly copied from the hoax mails. I am not giving any gyaan but i think one should be smart enough to figure out a hoax.

These messages are hoax message and try to understand the message content. There are some people who want to create this kind of hoax message which will reduce the performance of any system like Orkut. So please beware of these hoax messages and don’t forward them to your friends. If you forward the message it will just affect the performance of the systems wherein you are using the messaging system. Just try to avoid those messages and help Orkut to serve you better.

Hoax 1: Orkut deleting accounts
Important
Dear user because of sudden rush of people signing upto orkut is come to an attention that we are vastly running our of resources so with in a week any one who does not receive this scrap will be deleted of our server.
We know that you are still using this account We want to find out which users are actually using their orkut accounts so if you are using your then please send this scrap to every orkut user that you can if u do not pass this scrap to anyone then we will delete your account.

From
Orkut Buyukkokten
The bottom line: ORKUT DOES NOT DELETE ACCOUNTS

Hoax 2: virus by scraps
someone by your name scraps u,delete it immediatly within 10seconds. Its a virus. Tell everyone on your list because if somebody on your list feeds the scrap then his comp will also be affected. It is a hard drive killer and a very horrible virus. Please pass this on to everyone on your list. We need to find out who using these accounts.

The bottom line:
For a virus to infect your computer you need to download a file from this person’s email.

Hoax 3: orkut running out of resources
Dear user because of sudden rush of people signing upto orkut is come to an attention that we are vastly running our of resources so with in a week any one who does not receive this scrap will be deleted of our server . We know that you are still using this account.

We want to find out which users are actually using their orkut accounts so if you are using your then please send this scrap to every orkut user that you can if u do not pass this scrap to anyone then we will delete your account

From Orkut Buyukkokten
Admin dept.
Have a great time on orkut!
-the orkut team

The bottom line: Orkut will not run out of resources


Hoax 4: friend virus

if somebody by name dvorak@yahoo.com adds you. dont accept it. Its a virus. Tell everyone on ur bulletin because if somebody on ur list adds them, u get the virus too. Tell everyone on your list not to open anything from angell11, tewwtuler, and sassybitch. It is a hard drive killer and a very horrible virus.pass this letter to everyone on your buddy list. We need to find out who is really using these accounts. Sorry for the inconvenience. Sincerely, Director of Yahoo Services, tanwir2001

The bottom line: Foolishness.


Hoax 5: who has a crush on you?

C_var_crsLst=1 {1,0}

this is creepy its called mind reader. send this to every1 on ur list and then press F8 and ur crushes name will appear on ur screen.

The bottom line: How many of you actually tried it? Does not work! I can’t recollect how many girls did this on their profiles and ended up looking foolish!

Hoax 6: Orkut charging and remaining 57 usernames

“HEY ITS DIANNA, FROM THE DIRECTOR OF ORKUT, EVERYBODY SORRY FOR THE INTERRUPTION BUT ORKUT IS CLOSING THE SYSTEM DOWN BECAUSE TOO MANY BOTTERS ARE TAKING UP ALL THE NAMES, WE ONLY HAVE 57 NAMES LEFT, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CLOSE YOUR ACCOUNT, DONT SEND THIS MESSAGE, IF YOU WANT TO KEEP YOUR ACCOUNT ,SEND THIS MESSAGE TO EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST. THIS IS NOT A JOKE, YOU’LL BE SORRY IF YOU DONT SEND IT. THANKS DIRECTOR OF ORKUT, TIM BUISKI. WHOEVER DOESNT SEND THIS MESSAGE, YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE DEACTIVATED AND IT WILL COST YOU $ 10.00 A MONTH TO USE IT”

The bottom line: ORKUT IS FREE AND WILL BE FREE
Please check this link for confirmation.
http://help.orkut.com/bin/answer.py?answer=23151&query=charge&topic=&type=

Hoax 7: LOSE U R GIRLFRIEND AND MAKE BILLIONS !!!!

The Story….
A guy lost his girlfriend in a train accident….but the gal’s name nowhere appeared in the dead list. This guy grew up n became IT technical architect in his late 20?s, achievement in itself!!. He hired developers from the whole globe and plan to make a software where he could search for his gf through the web..Things went as planned… n he found her, after losing millions of dollars and 3 long years!!
It was time to shut down the search operation, when the CEO of Google had a word with this guy n took over this application,This Software made a whopping 1 billion dollars profit in its first year, which we today know as ORKUT .

The guy’s name is ORKUT BUYUKKOTEN . Yes its named after him only. Today he is paid a hefty sum by Google for the things we do like scrapping. He is expected to b the richest person by 2009. ORKUT BUYUKKOTEN today has 13 assistants to monitor his scrapbook & 8 to monitor his friends-list. He gets around 20,000 friend-requests a day & about 85,000 scraps!!!

Some other Cool Facts about this guy:

* He gets $12 from Google when every person registers to this website.
* He also gets $10 when you add somebody as a friend.
* He gets $8 when your friend’s friend adds you as a friend & gets $6 if anybody adds you as friend in the resulting chain.
* He gets $5 when you scrap somebody & $4 when somebody scraps you.
* He also gets $200 for each photograph you upload on Orkut.
* He gets $2.5 when you add your friend in the crush-list or in the hot-list.
* He gets $2 when you become somebody’s fan.
* He gets $1.5 when somebody else becomes your fan.
* He even gets $1 every time you logout of Orkut.
* He gets $0.5 every time you just change your profile-photograph.
* He also gets $0.5 every time you read your friend’s scrap-book & $0.5 every time
you view your friend’s friend-list.

“Moral of the story”?
LOSE U R GIRLFRIEND AND MAKE BILLIONS !!!!

The bottom line: If Google started paying so much to orkut, the shareholders would revolt!
If you are interested in the real background on Orkut, check out official sources of visit Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orkut)

Hoax 8: Anupam Biswas and the 1 paisa trick
IIT Bombay student Anupam Biswas 5th Year Mechanical Engg is suffering from Colukabki (caused due to excessive nabad and depression) a disease very rarely found (3 in a billion). His condition is very pathetic and the treatment is very expensive, obviously his parents are not able to afford his reatment. Orkut has agreed to pay 1 paisa after each time this message is forward. So please pass to all ur friends.

The bottom line: Emails cannot be tracked this way and and 1 paisa cannot be payed to anyone.

Some other hoaxes: Not exactly orkut: http://atlantean.wordpress.com/2006/09/12/anti-forwardism/

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8 Comments

  • By Preeti, September 15, 2021 @ 7:06 pm

    its amazing how people fall for these hoaxes, some are really stupid and you wonder, how can someone believe that by forwarding emails they will know who has crush on them!!!! Wake up people!!!!

  • By ShAkE Inc., September 17, 2021 @ 10:47 am

    Great compilation…an eye opener for sure!

  • By Sneha, September 19, 2021 @ 11:04 am

    good post. i liked this one best.

  • By Paranoid.., September 26, 2021 @ 5:57 pm

    Well.. a simple yet subtle suggestion - try and provide hyperlinks and not the URLs!

    Great Bloggin’..

  • By Acquainting with Rajan's Blog, September 28, 2021 @ 8:26 am

    Hi Vineet,

    i just love this part of your blog!!!! A very well structured compilation. i hope now atleast ppl will not fall for some thing like a crush finder!!!

  • By adiboy, December 5, 2020 @ 2:43 pm

    hey man u did a superb job!!!
    cheers 2 u man 4 such a wonderful compilation…a true technical freak….

  • By Renie Ravin, July 22, 2021 @ 4:57 am

    Ha ha! Guess what - I actually got the forward about the girlfriend, and knew it was a hoax. So I decided to find a reliable source via Google so I can send my friend the link and tell her to stop falling for this stuff - and who do I find? Vineet Rajan! Nice post dude. :)

  • By vinni, July 23, 2021 @ 5:11 pm

    you can count on me anytime renie! i am always the the angel on the internet.

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