Don't know if it's a hoax but better safe than sorry.
>If a person with the screen name of Slavemaster contacts you, do not reply.or
>DO NOT talk to this person; do not answer any of his/her instant Messages
>e-mail. Whoever this person may be, he/she is a suspect for murder in the
>death of 56 women (so far) contacted through the internet. Please send this
>to all the women on your buddy list and ask them to pass this on, as well.
>This screen-name was seen on Yahoo, AOL, and Excite, so far. This is not a
>joke! Please send this to men too...just in case! Send to everyone you
>know! Ladies, this is serious. Cut and paste this from its long forward