Various emails, telephone calls, or letters claiming to be from financial institutions, retailers, or websites and saying that they need you to verify your personal financial information. Some of them say your credit card may have been used in a fraudulent transaction that they are calling to unravel the details. Some claim that you must periodically verify your information in order to keep using their services.
The Mondex Digital Chip for Implanting in the Right hand or the Head-Mostly Fiction! Summary of eRumor: This eRumor comes in various forms including a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation. It describes new technology that can use tiny electronic chips to identify the person who has the chip and that it could be part of a future […]
“Not One Damn Dime Day” on January 20th, 2005, Bush’s Inauguration Day-Grass Roots Effort! Summary of eRumor: An email alleged to be passed around the Internet and calling for a “Not One Damn Dime Day” on January 20, 2005, the day of the inauguration of George W. Bush for his second term in office. It […]
Special GI Insurance Dividend for Veterans–Fiction! Summary of eRumor: The claim is that U.S. military veterans are eligible for a special insurance dividend passed by Congress. You will not receive it unless you ask for it. You are given a form to fill out and to send to an address in Philadelphia. The […]
This is a forwarded email that alleges that a change in policy for Medicare patients could end up costing them lots of money. It warns that if they are admitted into a hospital to insist on "In-Patient" designation. If the Medicare patients are designated as "Under Observation" they will not be covered by Medicare and end up having to have to pay the hospital expenses.