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bijou
03-26-2009, 03:02 PM
The Egyptian government has sought to dispel rumours that a mobile phone text message "from unknown foreign quarters" is spreading around the country and killing those who receive it.

The extraordinary move by Egypt's health and interior ministries follows press reports that an SMS containing a special combination of numbers killed a man in the town of Mallawi south of Cairo.

"He died vomiting blood,followed by stroke, shortly after he received a message from an unknownphone number," the Egyptian Gazette reported on Wednesday.

"The number begins with the symbol (+) and ends with (111)," it said.

...link (http://uk.news.yahoo.com/18/20090325/tod-egypt-tries-to-hang-up-on-killer-sms-7f81b96.html)

There are a couple of horror movies with basically this plot, 'One Missed Call' and '999' both are rather good fun.