We have set up this page to provide a quick point of reference about some of the more common hoaxes that are doing the rounds. If you receive one of these emails, DO NOT FORWARD as this only perpetuates the myth.
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"It takes guts to say Jesus" Virus hoax
The ubiquitous "VIRUS WARNING - don't open an email called 'It takes guts to say Jesus' because it will erase your entire hard drive, there is no cure, and spokesman from IBM and AOL says, etc etc." hoax has been circulating with slight variations for more than 4 years now - we have personally received it many dozen times, and there is absolutely no truth in any of the "claims" made. More info
"Touched by an Angel" Hoax
No doubt many of you have received this email over the last few months ....
"Please sign. CBS will be forced to discontinue "Touched by an Angel" for using the word God in every program. Madeline Murray O'Hare, an atheist, successfully managed to eliminate the use of Bible reading from public schools a few years ago. Now her organization has been granted a Federal Hearing on the same subject by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in Washington D.C. Their petition, Number 2493, would ultimately pave the way to stop the reading of the gospel of our Lord and Savior, on the airwaves of America. ............. "
Sounds like a worthwhile cause to support, doesn't it ? Don't waste your time - unfortunately it is (yet) another email hoax.
Free Cellphones, Anyone ?
No doubt most of you have received one or more copies of an email claiming to be from Nokia (or Ericsson) offering free cellphones if you forward the email a certain number of times. Sorry folks, don't look for your phone in the post, this is just another internet hoax. Please be aware that there is currently no technology that can track forwarded emails. Please not not forward this type of thing without first checking it's validity with a reliable source.
More information about Internet Hoaxes:
Break the Chain - an excellent resource website proving info about the multitude of chain letters, hoaxes and scams that are circulating by email.
Truth or fiction is a Christian website that exposes many Internet hoaxes and myths.
Virus Hoaxes and Netlore is a site designed to debunk e-meail hoaxes.
Virus Myths has a wealth of info on virus hoaxes, and on why we should not propagate them.
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