Pill Netiquette For Hoaxes

It is good Netiquette to refrain from buying pills online. Don’t buy pills online.

Explanation

There are online pharmacies and other websites that sell pills. Many do not require a prescriptions. Others do not verify prescriptions. The Internet makes it easy to get pills online. Most websites are designed for convenience.

There is a digital disconnect between the buyer and seller when making purchases online. It is often done through asynchronous communication. A buyer makes a request after filling out an online form. The form tells the buyer what to input. A software program reviews the entry. The products are shipped. There is no one to verify that the purchase is making the right decision. It is all digital.

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People diagnose themselves with the help of Internet information. Then purchase medicine, pills, from online pharmacies. Weight loss pills are a popular item.

Weight loss pills do not work. Weight loss pills would be sold through traditional methods if they were safe for weight loss. Do not purchase pills online.

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Selling pills online may be a scam because valid prescriptions are required.

Pay To Work Netiquette For Hoaxes

It is good Netiquette to refrain from paying to work from home. Don’t pay to work.

Explanation

Many job postings advertising work from home jobs are scams. A lot ask for money for various reasons. Often they make the work seem easy. They promise large salaries. Generally, it is not what the person expected. They end up spending money instead of earning money. The company earns money by selling you items, publications, and other paraphernalia that does not materialize in a job.

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Work from home jobs online do not appear to be legitimate. They fit into the category of, too good to be true. If it were as easy as the advertisements claim everyone would be working from home.

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Paying for work is scam because purchasing something requires sales to consumers.

Over Payment Netiquette For Hoaxes

It is good Netiquette to refrain from accepting over payments. Don’t accept over payments.

Explanation

Over payment scams are commonly called “Nigerian” scams. Someone sends a fake check for more than the price of an item. Then asks for the balance of the overpayment. Financial institutions make funds available before the money is actually transferred. The funds become available, but the check does not clear. The person who deposited the check is held responsible not the issuer. There are many variations of this scam.

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Online check cashing scams generally start out with a criminal telling a person they are rich. Often there is an elaborate story. The story makes a person feel like it is a once in a lifetime chance to earn easy money. Variations include stories of hardship, unfair treatment, or worse. Generally scam artists find their marks through phishing email spam. They spam the story to email addresses and hope for response. Most of the time the scam artist in a country that will not prosecute them. Nigeria for example.

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No overpayments because the funds may turn out to be fraudulent.

Scam Netiquette For Hoaxes

It is proper Netiquette to be aware of scams from undeveloped countries. Do be weary of requests from poor countries.

Explanation

Underdeveloped countries are known for certain types of scams. Nigerians are known for all types of scams. They usually include making victims think they can get something for nothing. The contact claims to have a lot of money.

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The ‘Nigerian Scam’ is a type of check fraud common to people from that country. It can be done by anyone. Requests to deposit checks from unknown sources are typically fraudulent.

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Be aware of fraud from poor countries because they often specialize in certain scams.

Chainmail Netiquette For Hoaxes

It is proper Netiquette to delete chain email. Don’t forward.

Explanation

Chain email are unsolicited bulk messages forwarded by contacts. The content included is often a story. They may be sent for a variety of reasons. Many collect email address into a list. Some may have viruses. Others can collect data as well.

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Chain email messages can be interesting. Reading exciting stories can be fun. Trusted professional contacts with a company often send them. Coworkers talk about them. They can cheer you up and make for good conversation. They are a security risk virus protection may not be able to stop. Social connections make them a constant threat.

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Delete chain email because contacts may require receipt, but it is secure to delete.

Microblog Netiquette For Hoaxes

It is proper Netiquette to avoid verifying information only in microblogs. Don’t believe everything in microblogs.

Explanation

Microblogs do not have fact checkers. They do have the latest information. Real time news can be found in them. So can scams, tricks, and hoaxes.

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Three legitimate online sources usually mean there is some truth to a story. Microblogs are a place to start. They are not legitimate. Well financed news organizations are the most legitimate because they have the most to lose by posting false information.

People post fake information in professional profiles. Using a microblog to verify it does not make it legitimate. Data can be scraped or faked without easy detection.

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Microblogs are not reliable because data may be taken from social media, scraped, and reposted.

Fact Check Netiquette For Hoaxes

It is proper Netiquette to verify online information with a reliable offline source. Do check information with good sources.

Explanation

Online resources can indicate truth to a story. However, the Internet is digital. Reliable information is truthful in reality. Contacts that claim to work somewhere have phone numbers.

Employers verify employment. Schools verify education. Friends can vouch for each other. Online information can easily be verified in most cases.

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Making online contacts increases all types of legitimate opportunities. These opportunities are easily verified. So is the information posted online by you and other people.

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Verify online information with offline sources because there is a lot of false information online.