Message circulating rapidly on Facebook warns that some applications are sending out pornographic messages in your name. The message warns that you should not open any message claiming that someone answered a question about you because it is a virus.
Email purporting to be from Paypal, claims that the customer must verify account information because a "strange ip from a different location" attempted to login and account access has therefore been limited for security reasons.
Advance fee scammers use a seemingly never-ending variety of back stories as vehicles for finding new victims. And, in a related tactic, they often tend to target people that have been previously caught out in such scams.
A great way to get information from many sites across the web is via "feeds". Feeds have been around for quite a while now, but exactly what they are and how they work may still be somewhat obscure to many web users. In a nutshell, feeds allow websites to distribute their content directly to interested readers. By "subscribing" to a feed, readers can choose to have site updates delivered automatically via their chosen feed reader. There are a great many feed reading applications available, a lot of which are free. And modern email clients such as Outlook and Thunderbird allow you to grab feeds right alongside your email. Although it may seem a little geeky to some, using feeds is quite easy and almost always completely free. A site's feeds are often identified by the universal orange Feed Icon, just like the one for Hoax-Slayer News Digest that you can see near the top right of this page.
Message warns that simply accepting an email from a sender called Simon Ashton (firstname.lastname@example.org) will allow him to hack your email account as well as the accounts of others on your email contact list.
Email claims that 9-year-old Penny Brown is missing and urges you to forward the message to others.
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