Email hoaxes spread misinformation, waste bandwidth, and lessen the
effectiveness of email as a communication medium. Hoaxes also circulate
via social networking websites, blogs and online forums. Hoax-Slayer
helps stop the continued circulation of these hoaxes by publishing
information about them. Hoax-Slayer allows Internet users to check the
veracity of a large number of common hoaxes. Information about new
hoaxes is added on a regular basis.
Around the world, Internet scammers steal millions of dollars per year
from unsuspecting Internet users. These criminal activities are
successful largely because many Internet users are not aware of the ways
in which scammers operate and may not recognize scam attempts if they
are targeted. Hoax-Slayer aims to counteract these criminal activities
by publishing information about common types of Internet scams and
providing examples of scam messages.
Spam is the scourge of the Internet. Hoax-Slayer combats the problem by
providing information that can help Internet users reduce spam.
Many users inadvertently compromise their online privacy and the
security of their computer equipment because of poor computer security
practices. Hoax-Slayer publishes information that makes users aware of
email, Internet and computer security issues and what to do about them.Read more about Hoax-Slayer