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    Don't Believe the Hype

    Internet hoaxes have been around for years. If you get a 'Virus Warning,' it's most likely bogus. But you can check with the Department of Energy's Computer Incident Advisary Capability at

    http://hoaxbusters.ciac.org/

    Interesting stuff!

    Other hoaxes can be found at

    http://urbanlegends.about.com

    ~Rus

    "Because you're not promised tomorrow." ~ Stuck Mojo

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    Scorpion,

    I agree with you, many are not really valid.

    One of the things that I have learned to watch out for is, if something is emailed to you with an attachment that is not an image or regular text such as .htm, .html, or .eml, then chances are that it not worth opening.

    A lot of forwarded junk mail is usually started to collect lots of email addys for spam lists, since they know that the message will be forwarded around to hundreds. Usually I do not open any forwarded mail or send them either to others for the same reason.

    Raven

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    Senior Member Scorpion's Avatar
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    One of the things that I have learned to watch out for is, if something is emailed to you with an attachment that is not an image or regular text such as .htm, .html, or .eml, then chances are that it not worth opening.
    Excellent advice.

    ~Rus

    "Because you're not promised tomorrow." ~ Stuck Mojo

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