GMAIL, INTERNET - Darren Roberts, 23, received an electronic message in his Google Mail account.
The message, which consisted of the heading Valentine's Day Photos from Me, Your Lady-friend ;) and the subject Nude Pics and contained the message You deserved it babes!, was also attached with a .zip compressed file called Pics.zip.
However, Roberts was not fooled by this message. Not because he was wary of chain or bogus messages - why he had clicked on 32 chain messages earlier - but, because he had no girlfriend.
"I knew something was up," he said, "since the message came from a non-existent girlfriend. I mean, I had been going out with this girl on Second Life [an online virtual world], but that's nothing. Secondly, it was from Melissa_Cherry@gmail.com. She's that bitch from the office. She has a boyfriend - Rog the biker - and I'm sure he has plenty of nude pics of her in his head."
Upon receiving the message, he immediately scanned it for viruses, and it came up with 20 trojans - viruses masked as normal files (after the Trojan Horse idea) - exactly the same number of photos.
"Also," he said, "who the hell would upload 20 photos of themselves to gmail? Didn't you know that Google Buzz does some shit to your mailed photos or something."
After deleting the message, he immediately clicked on a message for a free iPad and Vagina Reconstruction.
"Hmm..." he pondered, "I'm sure having an exchange of reproductive organs is worth an iPad."