How To Spot an Email Hoax
By David Emery, About.com
Without researching the factual claims made in a forwarded email there's no 100 percent sure way to tell it if it's a hoax, but here you'll find a list of common signs to watch for...
Note whether the text you've received was actually written by the person who sent it. Did anyone sign their name to it? If not, be skeptical.
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