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Is this BBM message for real?!?!

I just got this BBM message forwarded to me : Message from Jim Balsamic (CEO of RIM Blackberry) we have had an over usage of user names on Blackberry Messenger. We are requesting all users to forward this message to their entire contact list. If you do not forward this message, we will take it as your account is invalid and it will be deleted within the next 48 hours. Please DO NOT ignore this message or blackberry will no longer recognise your pin. If you wish to re-activate your account after it has been deleted, a charge of 25.00 will be added to your monthly bill. We are also aware of the issue involving the pictures updates not showing. We are working diligently at fixing this problem and it will be up and running as soon as possible. Thank you for your cooperation. Is this for real? I noticed that recognize was spelled wrong and it just didn't seem to make sense, but who knows anymore? I don't even know how to forward a message through BBM if I wanted to. Not sure what to do with this one. Any help anyone can give would be much appreciated! :-)
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Re: Is this BBM message for real?!?!

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ajhaes, greetings and welcome to the forum.


1. This same question has been asked in the forum here dozens of times.


2. The Co-CEO (not CEO) of RIM is named Jim Balsillie, not Balsamic (which is an aged vinegar produced in Italy); secondly, the company name is BlackBerry, not Blackberry, and finally if you think RIM monitors your BlackBerry Messenger messages to know if or not you re-send that message, don't you think RIM could read all of your messages? Would you put up with that?


3. Do you currently get a bill from BlackBerry to which they can add 25.00 to? Users are normally billed by their mobile service provider, not RIM or BlackBerry.


So, what do you think?


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Registered: ‎05-14-2011
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Re: Is this BBM message for real?!?!

Thank you!  I thought it was odd.