How to spot an email hoax 2

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From: Waspscpo@aol.com [mailto:Waspscpo@aol.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2005 6:09 AM
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: How to spot an email hoax


Knowing how to spot the latest email hoaxes may be easier than you think!

There are thousands of email hoaxes moving around the Internet at any given time.

These email hoaxes cover a range of subject matter, including:

The good news is that, with a little bit of foreknowledge, email hoaxes are easy to detect. Hidden within the colourful prose of your average email hoax often lurk telling indicators of the email's veracity.

So there you have it. Before forwarding an email, asks yourself these questions:

A "yes" answer to one or more of the above questions, should start some alarm bells ringing.

These indicators do not offer conclusive evidence that the email is a hoax but they are certainly enough to warrant further investigation before you hit the "Forward" Button.
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Contributed,
YNCS Don Harribine, USN(ret)