Anatomy of a Hoax

I have to give credit where credit is due; Millennials, you get it! Gen-Xers, most of you get it.  Baby-Boomers, you are trying, but half of you don’t get it. Silent Generation, I don’t know what to say…

Just because it’s on the Internet or a friend emailed it to you, doesn’t make it so. “It’s a HOAX!”

Many well intentioned people, who are trying to help their friends, propagate Internet hoaxes on social networking sites and in email inboxes.  The only thing I can do is keep shouting, cajoling and instructing you on the differences between legitimate threats and Internet hoaxes. Below are a few thoughts to keep in mind when you are presented with an apparent, looming Internet threat.…