Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Another day with another hoax email... (Chis Yeoh)

I'm gonna be real lazy today since my Examination Battle is still going on and to ensure that i'll still be in university next year, it's advisable to devote the remaining of my brain power to figure out why 1 + 1 = 2. So i'll just go through my email, find something funny or outrageous, post it here, rant on it and i'm done.

Just give me a moment.

*Searches through email*

Hmm, maybe my insistence of not forwarding any funny or chain emails sent to me has caused my friends to stop sending those emails to me. Aha! Got it. Check this email out:


Click on it if you can't see it clearly. Or if you're lazy, here's the the content of the email:

Hi, my name is Chris Yeoh. I am 19 years old, and I have testicle cancer .. I also have a large penile fracture, from repeated beatings. Doctors say I will die soon if this isn't fixed, and my family can't pay the bills.

The Make A Wish Foundation, has agreed to donate 50 cents for every time this   message is sent on.

For those of you who send this along, I thank you so much, but for those who   don't send it, what goes around comes around. Have a Heart, please send   this.


Please, if you are a kind person, send this on. PLEASE HIT FORWARD   BUTTON   NOT REPLY BUTTON.

Hoax or not? I don't know. But it certainly seems to me that many people do believe in the fact that this poor guy has testicle cancer and out of goodwill forward on the message to 50 people in their contact list, thus increasing my inbox count to 1000+ messages, judging from the sent list in the email.

To settle this matter once and for all, the handsome detective, Sherlock Lukey decided to embark on another journey to bring to you the truth and nothing but the truth!
( Oh gosh, what happened to just a simple blog post and back to studying >.< )

Forgive me for using this picture again, but i guess everytime i mention Sherlock Lukey you'll be seeing this picture as part of a promotional campaign for my upcoming TV series, 
CSI: Lukey's Rantings  :p

Using my handsomely investigative skills, i have finally uncover the real truth behind this mysterious email. It took me painstakingly months and years to locate the clues bit by bit until i finally managed to discover the integrity of the email. 

Actually it just took me 0.17 seconds because i Google-d and well, looks like the Sherlock Lukey's intuition is correct again! Thank you, thank you!


For those who cannot see the message and is lazy to click it again, here's what it says:

Hey guys, pls do not forward the email >> "INTI College Chris Yeoh need help".

STACT club has decided to help the guy, Chris Yeoh, whom we believed he has testicle cancer, so we contacted him. He clarified that everything spread through e-mail is FAKE.

so.... pls DO NOT FORWARD THE MSG again~

Below is the msg from Chris Yeoh:

Hi Chi Heng,
The truth is that a coward had make a spam regard about myself in fake information and spread the mail beyond expected. I do not know the motive for him/her to create that spam.
So far, INTIMA president at INTI International College Penang promise to help me to contain the spread. At the same time, I had sent another email to inform other people about my situation. I do hope that they can help me to contain the spread. Anyway, thanks for giving me the good news that my effort had began to taking effect.

FYI: I do not have any disease or cancer

From: Chris Yeoh Khong Wooi (chris_5068@hotmail.com)

I guess there's a good lesson to be learned from here.

Next time if you have someone you hate so much but couldn't do anything about it, just send a fake email forward saying that how that fella get some disease like AIDS because that fella like sleeping around and now he/she is looking for kind people to forward the email because very forwarded email will generate 20 cents to help in his/her treatment. And voila, before you know it, the person whom you hate is now famous around the world for being AIDS infected due to his/her sleeping around.

Of course, checking the details of your email could be another lesson, but i much prefer to stick with the first one.

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