How To check if an Email Threat is a Hoax

  Danoh 20:36 21 Jul 2005

There are numerous emails warning about viruses, etc., which are hoaxes. The most recent claims the I.C.E. campaign is a precursor to a virus attack.

I always check on a few web sites to make sure they are not hoaxes, even if I don't usually bother to pass such items on.

Current Netlore Internet hoaxes, email rumors and urban legends
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A couple of Anti-virus vendors websites as well;
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Use the sites search facility to locate the one you have received a warning about.

  Danoh 20:37 21 Jul 2005

as this is an "F.Y.I." item, this post is just to enable me to turn the Resolved GREEN TICK on.

  xphile 23:37 21 Jul 2005

If it isn't from someone I know - I don't even open the e-mail - It gets deleted straight away. No virus - no problem.

  DrScott 10:11 23 Jul 2005

Mmm.. interesting if it is a hoax, since it was printed in the BMA News (i.e. from the place outside which the number 30 bus exploded)... I didn't believe it at first until I read it in print!

  DrScott 10:13 23 Jul 2005

Aaah... I see what you mean now! The hoax is that ICE is a hoax...

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  Danoh 19:42 23 Jul 2005

DrScott, apologies for my imprecise phrasing click here

  Charlie Babbage 13:34 26 Jul 2005

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