Don't Be E-Hoaxed

Even the brightest of us fall for chain mail. Some of it is malicious. Here's what to do

I can stand Spam. The unsolicited junk e-mail that pours into my In box at the rate of a couple of hundred a day doesn't bother me much. You can pretty much blank it out by not opening those enticing messages with titles like "chance of a lifetime!" or "hot naked co-eds!" What I can't stand is chain mail and hoaxes, because they tend to come from friends. And it's tough telling friends they've been had, especially in front of all the other folks who were copied on the message.

In fact, I ought to save a lot of people...

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