In my recently-published book I explore the problems created by hoaxes and frauds. The problems created are much bigger than some people may realize. It is also easy to put a stop to most of it with very simple, and free, actions. Let us expose a few of the most common hoaxes right now:
If you laughed a little as you read those bullet points, you have obviously been the recipient of a few hoaxes. These are profound time wasters, and cost IT shops the world over millions in trying to keep them from clogging up systems. Add to that the amount of time IT professionals have to spend explaining to users why a lawyer is not really transferring them $10 million from a long-lost uncle in exchange for their bank account number and you begin to see the cost of the email and Internet hoax.
(FYI: This article is reprinted from my new book, "I Turned IT On...Now What? (Discover Your Computer...Recover Your Sanity)", available in print or as an eBook
- Wiltz Cutrer)