Unavailable mobile phone

Category: Virus hoax Discovered On: 22 Jun 2000
Type: hoax Updated On: 08 Jun 2006

Description

The following hoax message is being distributed via email. The hoax text references Sophos Anti-Virus and a company called intY. Both intY and Sophos have declared this hoax to be untrue, and recommend you do not forward it onto your friends and colleagues.

Text of the hoax reads as follows:

If you receive a phone call and your mobile phone displays !?UNAVAILABLE!? on the screen (for most of digital mobile phones with a function to display in-coming call telephone number), DONT ANSWER THE CALL. END THE CALL IMMEDIATELY. IF YOU ANSWER THE CALL, YOUR PHONE WILL BE INFECTED BY THIS VIRUS. This virus will erase all IMIE and IMSI information from both your phone and your SIM card, which will make your phone unable to connect with the telephone network. You will have to buy a new phone. This information has been confirmed by both Motorola and Nokia. There are over 3 million mobile phone being infected by this virus in USA now. You can also check this news in CNN web site: Please forward this information to all your friends who have digital mobile phones. Sian scanned using Sophos Anti-Virus by intY (www.inty.net).

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