Have you ever received a hoax email?

@Beaver72 (446)
September 1, 2008 6:29am CST
I haven't personally but i was reading an article about them and was wondering if any of you have ever received a hoax email and if you have did you realise it was a hoax and did you delete it or pass it on?
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
1 Sep 08
I receive them constantly unfortunately. They range from Nigerian bank scams for money laundering for a commission; to tracking number look-ups for UPS and FedEx related packages. Even though they are smartly addressed to me personally, you can tell pretty quickly that they are scams by the way they are written and the basic context of them. Who the heck would try to launder millions of dollars by using email for one? And secondly, I know if I have bought a package or not! lol. They just play the numbers game like everyone else. It only costs a few bucks for thousands of email addresses, so even if one person out of 100,000 gets suckered in then they have made a profit.
@Beaver72 (446)
1 Sep 08
How come you get so many james? Are they from friends playing pranks or do you receive them from random people?