Hackers are attempting to "phish" for the account numbers and passwords of U.S. Bank members by sending them a false "account update" form via e-mail. U.S. Bank explains the scheme on their Web site. Read the full story.
Al-Qaida telemarketers and a Satan-loving J.K. Rowling are two of the hoax stories that have been featured in The Onion humor zine ... and believed true by individuals around the world. Read the full story.
An old e-mail hoax featuring the Budweiser Frogs has recently re-surfaced with a slighly re-tooled message of digital destruction.
The original version of the e-mail, which I last remember seeing when the Budweiser Frogs were still popular (about 1999) just promised to destroy your hard drive. But in keeping with the times, the new version also claims the virus will also steal your screen name and password and send it to "someone" on the net. That's last bit is a real tactic that some viruses try, but it doesn't make this hoax any more true.
There's an e-mail that's been going around for quite a while called "Bush's Resume" which lists a few dozen "accomplishments" of the president. This blog entry includes links to sites that attempt to refute the points of this dubious document.
A new scam is claiming that the FDIC has pulled insurance from millions of bank accounts. To get it back, you need to fill out a form ... which sends all your banking info to crackers overseas. Read the full story.
A tragedy-filled,tear-jerking e-mail claims you're a heartless if you don't forward an e-mail that will net a distraught mother .12 cents from AOL for every person you send it to.
But if you do forward it, what you'll be missing isn't your heart -- it'll be another essential organ that usually resides inside your skull.
Free money and Outback Steakhouse gift certificates await those who forward an e-mail tracking e-mail everyone in their address book. But like all of the emails promising big money and free stuff for annoying your friends and family, the RH Power Inc./Outback Steakhouse e-mail is a hoax.