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Provides reality checks and information about warnings, offers, requests for help, and humorous or inspirational stories which are circulated by email. Urban Legends Reference Pages
"The definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation."
Internet ScamBusters Urban Legends and Hoaxes Resource Center lets you quickly find out whether popular (and usually 'urgent') emails are true -- or whether they are urban legends or hoaxes.

The goal of the Hoax-Slayer Website is to help make the Internet a safer, more pleasant and more productive environment by:
Debunking email and Internet hoaxes
Thwarting Internet scammers
Educating web users about email and Internet security issues
Combating spam

Federal Citizen Information Center - Scams and Frauds
"Here are some of the latest Scams, Frauds, and Consumer Abuse items in the news."

The WorldWide Scam Network - A Non-Profit Consumer Advocate Internet MLM Scam Watchdog Service
"The WorldWide Scam Network informs and educates the Internet public allowing people to make intelligent decisions based on information revealed from doing appropriate due diligence."

Urban Legends @
"THE starting place for exploring Urban Legends and Folklore on the Web: Internet hoaxes, rumors, urban legends and urban myths debunked."

Discovery Channel: Myth Busters
Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman separate truth from urban legend with the aid of modern-day science in this popular Discovery Channel show.

The Skeptic's Dictionary: Frauds & Hoaxes

Museum of Hoaxes
"A reference guide to hoaxes, pranks, practical jokes, frauds, tricks, and other forms of deception." Cyber-Museum of Scams & Frauds
"A public educational website covering a wide variety of financial scams and frauds, including wacky prime bank frauds, exotic foreign currency scams, offshore investment frauds, tax scams, Pure Trust structures and more..." Hoaxes
"Nuketown's Hoaxes section features debunkings of urban legends, hoaxes, scare mail, chain letters and just about every other kind of annoying, irrational flotsam that could possible show up in your mailbox."

Darwin Awards: Legends
Urban Legends: Darwin Awards are TRUE stories, but Urban Legends are included here by popular request. Apocryphal stories (JATO, Dog and Jeep, Raccoon Rocket) are examples of Herculean Darwinian efforts. Be glad, be very glad, these people don't exist!" Virus Hoaxes
"Symantec Security Response uncovers hoaxes on a regular basis. These hoaxes usually arrive in the form of an email. Please disregard the hoax emails - they contain bogus warnings usually intent only on frightening or misleading users..."

McAfee: Virus Hoaxes
"There are a lot of viruses out there. But some aren't really out there at all. Virus hoaxes are more than mere annoyances, as they may lead some users to routinely ignore all virus warning messages, leaving them vulnerable to a genuine, destructive virus..."

Anti-Phishing Working Group
"Our mission is to provide a resource for information on the problem and solutions for phishing and email fraud. "

Frauds come in all shapes and sizes. Think you’ve run across one? Get to know the most common types.
Have you ever been duped? Of course, we all have! This site contains every single hoax ever created. Find all the hoaxes you or someone else has fallen for.

Break the Chain
"The Mission of is to educate people about the shortcomings of e-mail chain letters as a means to distribute information and to empower them to make informed, logical decisions about the information they distribute."
"Quackwatch is a nonprofit corporation whose purpose is "to combat health-related frauds, myths, fads, and fallacies." Its focus is on quackery-related information."
Message board for posting various scams.

Urban Legend Combat Kit
"The Urban Legend Combat Kit is a free collection of canned responses to help you combat Internet myths and urban legends."
"The Fastest Growing Anti-Scam Community on the Internet!"
Fighting Ignorance since 1973: "Home of Cecil Adams' weekly question and answer column."
Holding politicians accountable
FREE Site for posting scams, consumers complaints, injustice. Help us to help you!