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The misinformation age

Is this the information age, or the misinformation age?

Would you be able to spot an e-mail or internet scam before falling for its charm?

Many people forward chain e-mails which threaten a curse if you don’t.

Others can unleash real technical problems inside your computer. There is a third kind which warns you about medical problems associated with everyday items – and they can cause real worry to people.

So what can you do to avoid being caught out? Obvious “hooks” like free gifts, vague medical information, chain-mail language or promises of money catch out even the most experienced users.

These web sites will show you some of the scams and how to tackle them:;