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This is a hoax. There is no such threat. This is a variant of other alleged mobile phone wiping  threats.

Recently, I had received a email from brother & sister at Hong Kong.

Attention to all mobile phone user. This is not a joke. This is an early warning! If you receive a phone call and your mobile phone displays ACE-? on the screen (for most of digital mobile phones with function to display in-coming call telephone number) DO NOT ANSWER THE CALL - END THE CALL IMMEDIATELY OTHERWISE YOUR PHONE WILL BE INFECTED BY VIRUS.

This virus will erase all IMIE and IMSI information from both your phone

and your SIM card, which will make disable your phone connection with the

telephone network. You will have to buy a new phone. This information has been confirmed by both Motorola and Nokia. There are over 3 millions mobile phones being infected by this virus in USA now. You can also check this news in the CNN web site.

Please forward this information to all your family & friends who have digital mobile phones.

Please ignore any messages regarding this hoax and do not pass on any messages regarding it. Passing on messages about this hoax serves only to further propagate it.

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