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March 2002

Be Skeptical of Email Scams
There are a number of scams circulating by email that involve a large amount of money in a bank account somewhere. The sender says that if you will just provide your bank account number, he or she will transfer the money to you in order to protect it from the evildoers who are after it. Get real! Get skeptical! If you give out information like this, someone will be happy to take your money.

For an example of this, see
<http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/blnigeria.htm?terms=Nigeria>

For more information on hoaxes, scams, and urban legends, see
<http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/security/hoax.html>

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