Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Internet Hoaxes

While not necessarily on line fraud (unless money is exchanged), internet hoaxes can clog up e-mail systems, waste payroll and spread political agendas. They might also be used to spread viruses, worms, or trojans in order to "Phish". "Phishing" is a form of internet fraud where a victim is enticed, either through a fraud e-mail, or by going to a fraudulent site to give up their personal information. The information is normally used to steal their identity.

Here is a site dedicated to exposing "hoaxes" and some of them are pretty amusing.

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