Friday, 5 November 2010

Hoax emails

If you receive an email warning you of a virus, a scam, or telling some incredible story or urban myth, please always search on Google to see if these are a hoax before forwarding them.

Reputable email debunking sites include:


If you get an email warning of a virus, check at:


These are some of the hoax emails that I have received recently, all false (some dangerously so), all forwarded by well-meaning people. Please do a search to check if it's true before forwarding these things.

Completely false:


True once, but five years out of date:
These were true but out of date, as the scams were shut down in 2005:


Mixture of true and false information:
This one sounds plausible but is a mixture of true and false information:

True, but crucial information omitted:
This one was true, but the email missed out some really important steps in the process and both sexes suffer from atypical heart attacks, so both men and women should be alert:

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