Beware of These Top 20 Internet Hoaxes!

Posted on April 18, 2012 in IP & Social Media

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I don’t remember who said, “never believe anything you see in print,” but the same can easily apply to e-mail. Perhaps even more so. So often we get bombarded by e-mail messages, offers for products and cries for help that we may accept as true without doing even a molecule of due diligence and checking around to ensure that:
1. The source who sent it to us is legitimate, and
2. the offer/request is valid.

Here, from Virtual Hosting Blog, is a list of “Top 20 Hilarious and Creative Internet Scams.” I’m not sure I’d call them “hilarious,” and it’s a shame that creativity has been used in such a warped way. I also wonder–why aren’t the plaintive emails from the high-ranking Nigerian officials seeking a place to park procurement contract funds on the list? 🙂

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