Dangers Of Email Hoaxes

from the you-might-cause-innocent-children-to-die dept

Admittedly, this is a horrible story, but there’s something bizarre about how it all played out. It seems that some jokers at a computer company in the UK forged an email convincing someone at a competing company to take a bogus business trip to India. When he got there he discovered that it was all a hoax. On returning home he had a nervous breakdown and killed his 12-year-old daughter. Apparently, this is old news in the UK, but I hadn’t heard of it before. The new news is that the guys who started the hoax by sending the email have now been charged with forgery. It seems like a good public service announcement against forgery and email hoaxes…

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