Top 25 Web Hoaxes
You’ve all gotten these emails before…
[“DEAR SIR,” the e-mail starts. “FIRSTLY I MUST FIRST SOLICIT YOUR CONFIDENCE IN THIS TRANSACTION; LET ME START BY INTRODUCING MYSELF PROPERLY…” a confidential, urgent e-mail message promising you a reward of mucho dinero for helping this person convey money abroad.](MSN.com) It’s the Nigerian con, also known as an Advanced Fee Fraud or 419 scam (courtesy of MSN.com)
This is just one of the top 25 Web Hoaxes posted on MSN.com this morning. The other 25 include, kidney harvesting, alien autopsy and Hercules the enormous dog.