Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Spam, Scam and Hoaxes

Internet, Email and other forms of Online tools are increasingly getting accessible to all level of users. This includes the students, teachers, housespouse (i thought housewifes may soon be subjective), business person, security guards, cleaners and other professions.

There are some out to take advantage of the new comers, ignorant or busy Internet people with these new technologies. The ideas may be as old as the Ford T but many people still find themselves a victim. As a start, if any thing on the Internet is doubtful or sound too opportunistic there are some web sites that list common issues.

  1. Hoax-Slayer (http://www.hoax-slayer.com )
  2. Scambusters (http://www.scambusters.org )
  3. Sophos (http://www.sophos.com)
There are many more sites, but the list above is a start.

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