Re: HOAX HOAX HOAX
- Hello Everyone,
Interesting timing. I also just received some
good references for determining if something
is a hoax. I have pasted it below...
One thing I always like to advocate...
"Practice Safe Hex!"
>From ON Magazine, January 2002__________________________________________________
>Too Good To Be True
>Do Not Forward This E-Mail If...
>1. It relates something that happened not to a friend,
>but to a friend of a friend.
>2. It urges you to forward it to your entire address
>3. It claims to be "TOP SECRET!!" or something equally
>4. It insists, "This is not a hoax." It doth protest
>5. There is no way to verify its claims or to contact
>the original sender.
>6. It is chock-full of generalities and vague
>7. It promises easy money. Would a stranger offer
>something for nothing?
>8. It threatens bad things if you do not forward it.
>9. It claims it is providing information being
>withheld by the press, the government, the health
>establishment and so on.
>10. It sounds too weird--or too good--to be true.
>How to Get the Skinny on Just About Anything
>The Committee for the Scientific Investigation of
>Claims of the Paranormal looks at all sorts of hoaxes.
>From the Department of Energy, this site is especially
>good at exposing chain letters and fake giveaways.
>The best site for exposing health-related scams.
>Uncannily accurate, and written with wit and style,
>this is the most reliable source for getting the
>Strong on verifying inspiring tales and pleas for
>This comprehensive site details six variants of the
>Klingerman virus--and offers chat.
>The archives of the alt.folklore.urban newsgroup.
>Where to learn about computer viruses, real or fake.
>Also check out mcafee.com and symantec.com, which sell
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