Got an email from a friend today that was a warning about the Kingerman virus and how dangerous it was. To PEOPLE, not machines. Supposedly 7 out of 23 people have died after opening a big blue envelope they found in their mail boxes with “A GIFT FOR YOU FROM THE KINGERMAN FOUNDATION” printed on it. In the envelope is a sponge in sealed plastic. The sponge is doped with a virus that is new to virology. Big warning: DO NOT OPEN. CALL THE POLICE, blah,blah.
I searched the CDC and other virology and medical sites and found…nothing.
My friend had already sent this"notice" to 8 ot 10 other people. I don’t know where he got it.
My question is: What is the original sender after? Is he compiling a list of people under the guise of a medical virus emergency so he can send out a computer virus? What’s his possible motive?
(Mods; I’m not entirely sure this is the right forum. If it isn’t, send it where you will.)