Snopes.com 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.
Get information about the fraudulent email chain letters, warnings, offers, and pleas for help, computer viruses, and more.
Urban Myths and Legends
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 @ About.com
"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.
Truth or Fiction.com
Provides reality checks and information about warnings, offers, requests for help, and humorous or inspirational stories which are circulated by email.
The Skeptic's Dictionary: Frauds & Hoaxes
Nonprofit.net: Don't Spread that Hoax!
Get the real story behind email scams, virus hoaxes, and other Internet junk.
Museum of Hoaxes
"A reference guide to hoaxes, pranks, practical jokes, frauds, tricks, and other forms of deception."
Quatloos.com: 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..."
"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!"
The AFU & Urban Legends Archive
Symantec.com: 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..."
F-Secure: Virus Hoaxes
"This page is considered the industry standard information source for new virus hoaxes and false alerts..."
Anti-Phishing Working Group
"Our mission is to provide a resource for information on the problem and solutions for phishing and email fraud. "
IFW - Internet Fraud
NCL's National Fraud Information Center/Internet Fraud Watch"
"Web Fraud and Web Scams Complaint Centre providing information on internet scams and internet fraud."
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.
"The HoaxKill service is intended to root out the plague of false virus warnings and other hoaxes which circulate the net via email...and is dedicated to telling as many people as possible not to forward useless petitions, urban legends and false virus warnings..."
Break the Chain
"The Mission of BreakTheChain.org 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."
CDC Health Related Hoaxes and Rumors
"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people." This page from their Web site identifies health related hoaxes.
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!