"900": Chain Letter Spam Comes To XBox Live

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If you use Facebook, Myspace or any other Social Networking site you'll no doubt be familiar with messages like this and this. typically, they all involve sending them to an endless stream of participants, lest you suffer bad luck in the form of being hacked, losing your job, dying horribly or being stalked by vengeful ghosts for the rest of eternity.

Of course, it's all nonsense.

Well, illustrating that you're not safe from these kind of chain letters regardless of which digital domain you happen to use, here we have multiple instances of chain letters making their way to the XBox Live gaming network.

Over the past few days, large amounts of people are reporting being sent messages from both friends and complete strangers over the XBox Live messaging system that contains nothing other than this:

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...enigmatic, isn't it?

However, it's not too hard to figure out. The symbol under the 900 is the symbol Microsoft uses for Microsoft points, which can be used to buy downloadable games / movies and music for the Zune player. Some wonderful individual has decided to spread word that if you keep sending the above message to people over XBox Live, then your account will be credited with 900 Microsoft points.

As you can imagine, there's more chance of winning the lottery ten times in a row without actually ever playing.

I look forward to being sent messages about viagra pills and rolex watches via XBox Live in the near future...


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Ha, funny you should mention this. My brother just sent me one of these messages. I think though I have a better chance of Hell freezing over than Microsoft giving me something for free.

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