A question for you

Singapore
April 10, 2007 2:36am CST
Do you receive sms message from anonymous stating that "if you do not send this message to 30 people, you may get bad luck throughout the year"? Do you think is real? Will you send it to 30 people? The message is in the apostrophe.
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9 responses
• Philippines
11 Apr 07
ya i receive those kind of messages and pest me off.. one time, a friend text me that kind of message saying send it to 20 person. what i did was send the same text message to him 20times...someone's fortune does not depend on text messages.
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@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
11 Apr 07
Brilliant reaction Caido_Dionelyn!
• Philippines
10 Apr 07
it is not true.don't believe with that, it is just a sample of a chain messages, and this messages just wanted to grow. they also put some curse to it but it is definitely not true. if i have received that kind of messages i will not send it to other people its a time waste.
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@joy358 (491)
• Philippines
10 Apr 07
I really find chain mails or in this case chain sms annoying, to say the least so if ever I receive one I just ignore it and immediately delete it from my inbox. I'm not the least bit superstitious so I don't believe in the curse or blessing that such a message is supposed to bring. I just think that its a waste of my time and money. But still a lot of people believe in such things because they claim that it really worked for them. Perhaps they just need something to believe in and it was pure coincidence that what the message said would happen, happened because how can sending messages to a number of people bring you blessings or, in the event that you ignore it bring you a curse?
@pitstop (3711)
• India
10 Apr 07
Its not uncommon and I simply delete them and if the sender is a friend I reply telling him how foolish he is!! I think these prank SMS multiply exponentially and sometimes I get them from more than one person and that too quite far apart!! They need to be deleted!
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@Rasnie (1137)
• Indonesia
10 Apr 07
Usually I get that kind of massage at my e-mail & sometimes it is only suggestion if we are not forward that e-mail again to some people we will get bad luck, but if i already open & read that e-mail i tried to forward to some people & I do it just for fun & not because of I believe the bad luck that will happen to me if I do not forward it again to some people email.
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• United States
10 Apr 07
jeezu, chain letters have reached sms now?! its just an electronic version of the old fashioned chain letter that used to travel by snail mail. its not real, unless your overly supersticious, then of course everything bad that happens to you during the year you will atribute to that dumb letter. dont waste your time, and dont waste your 30 friends time.
@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
10 Apr 07
Good morning Titaniumsoul, You present yet another great question here. I only wish that some of my friends, who consistently send me chain letters, could see the answers to this question. Yes, I get them. Like your other respondent's, I find it rather annoying. Not so much because of the implication that if I don't oblige I shall be subject to bad luck. But, because these kinds of e-mail are generally forwarded, and potentially carry maliscious attachments, or code. So, I do not pass them along. I would never want to be responsible for crashing a friend's computer by absent-mindedly sending malware. Generally I respond by telling the sender that I have my PC settings configured in such a way that I cannot receive forwarded documents or attachments. This has stopped all but two of my friends from sending this type of junk. And, one of them has learned to scan the document first for any malware, then copy it into a new html document. So, what she sends to me is clean. The other friend just keeps on sending the junk. Oh well! I will say that I haven't received any foreboding e-mail in a while. What I usually get these days is a chain letter that promises good luck if passed on. Suffice it to say, I don't forward those either, and my luck remains fairly constant. So, I'll live with that! OK, now I'll embarass myself by admitting that I don't have a clue what the anacronym 'sms' stands for. Perhaps someone would be so kind as to enlighten me? Thanks!
@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
11 Apr 07
Thanks Titaniumsoul. I really appreciate your sharing the 'sms' explanation! I work with computers alot. So, not knowing what 'sms' stands for is rather embarrassing. Thanks again!
@a_ce_e (1427)
• Philippines
6 May 07
I don't believe in it, i also receive such kind of sms but i just ignore it and nothing bad happens. Sometimes i am thinking that the orginator were the telecom networks, so whenever u pass it they will earn.
@darkzzt (760)
• Canada
11 Apr 07
i dont have sms messaging so i never receive those annoying messages. but i have gotten those a lot of those when i am chatting on msn messenger. no i dont believe it is real. i think they are just trying to scare people.