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: