Beware of These Top 20 Internet Hoaxes!

Nina L. Kaufman, Esq.

Nina L. Kaufman, Esq.

Nina L. Kaufman, Esq., owner of Ask The Business Lawyer, is an award-winning business attorney, speaker, and Entrepreneur Magazine online contributor. She saves consulting and professional services companies time, money, and aggravation by serving as their outsourced legal counsel.

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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