Even though it sounds like a plot summary to an upcoming Sarah Michelle Gellar film, Reuters is reporting that mobile phone service providers in Pakistan are getting tons of calls from panicked users. The problem? A number of subscribers received a prank message saying that they could die as a result of a dangerous virus — a real one — being transmitted via mobile phone.
Fortunately, mobile carriers have already issues a joint statement confirming that it’s all a hoax: “These rumors are completely baseless. They do not make any sense in technological terms.”
Since these things have a tendancy to spread, remember folks, it’s just Friday the 13th.
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