The following chain letter is being forwarded
around the internet.
Fw: virus warning but not e-mail
Text of the letter:
This is an alert about a virus in the original sense of the
word...one that affects your body, not your hard drive.
There have been23 confirmed cases of people attacked by the
Klingerman Virus, a virus that arrives in your real mail box,
not your e-mail in box.
Someonehas been mailing large blue envelopes, seemingly at
random, to people inside the US. On the front of the envelope
in bold black letters is printed, "A gift for you from the
Klingerman Foundation." When the envelopes are opened, there is
a small sponge sealed in plastic. This sponge carries what has
come to be known as the Klingerman Virus, as public health
officials state this is a strain of virus they have not
When asked for comment, Florida police Sergeant Stetson said,
"We are working with the CDC and the USPS, but have so far been
unable to track down the origins of these letters. The
returnaddresses have all been different, and we are certain a
re-mailing service is being used, making our jobs that much more
difficult." Those who have come in contact with the Klingerman
Virus have been hospitalized with severe dysentery. So far
seven of the twenty-three victims have died.
There is no legitimate Klingerman Foundation mailing unsolicited
gifts. If you receive an oversized blue envelope in the mail
marked, "A gift from the Klingerman foundation", DO NOT open it.
Place the envelope in a strong plastic bag or container, and
call the police immediately. The "gift" inside is one you
definitely do not want.
PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO EVERYONE YOU CARE ABOUT.
The Center of Disease Control have also published information about this chain