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Email Hoaxes

With the advent and the popularity of the Internet, more and more hoaxes and scams appear on the web and in your email.

Aids from Pineapples ? star
Can you contract the HIV virus from eating a pineapple or poorly prepared fast food? One email hoax says you can.

Gangs Use Baby Car Seats to Lure Victims star
This email has been in circulation for some time. Is there a gang of rapists staging abandoned cars with baby seats to catch women?

Getting Stuck at the Gas Pump star
There are variations on this hoax - that people are getting stuck on needles in telephone change drawers, on gas pumps, in soda machines. They´re all false.

Getting Stuck at the Gas Pump star
In 2000 an email started circulating warning us to be careful when filling our vehicles with gas due to needles containing HIV positive blood being taped under the gas pump handles.

Hurricane Katrina and Her Legends star
It was the worst storm in our nation's history. Here are some of the most popular urban legends surrounding Hurricane Katrina.

The 411 on 419 star
The 419 Scam is alive and well. Let´s take a look at the latest message I received where I was offered a percentage of the inheritance if I helped the author of the letter.

The Alyssa Bruno Story star
In July an email went around requesting everyone who received the email to send a birthday card to a little girl named Alyssa for her 6th birthday.

UPS E-Mail Hoax/Virus star
UPS E-Mail Hoax/Virus

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