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Email 'warnings' about rapists/rape/rape drugs Hoax emails
Posted 20 December 2003 - 04:10 AM
Unfortunately, there are a *lot* of hoax emails circulating that claim to warn women about rape and other aspects of sexual violence. These can cause a lot of concern and worry, particularly in people who are feeling vulnerable and unsafe.
Before you post them on the board, please check out the following sites to see if they've been reported as a hoax. If you can't find any info about them being a hoax, please send a moderator a copy of the mail, and check it's ok to post.
It's fabulous that you are concerned for each other, and want to share information. We just all need to make sure that the information is helpful rather than alarming.
Sites that record hoaxes and urban legends:
Snopes urban legend site
Symantec email hoax page
How to spot a hoax