Email Hoax Sites  
To check the status of an e-mail, try the following Web sites: Does the e-mail warn you about an alleged computer virus? Check it at These Web sites are good for researching very current items: If you're looking for information specific to a particular city, try:



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Your e-mail reality check!

If I want to back up what I found there or if I didn't find anything and I am still suspicious I go here:

Urban Legends and Folklore

It has tons of references for just about everything to do with how to survive on the Internet, even refers you to other sites that are providing the same service:

Hoax Busting Resources
Tired of getting recycled e-mail hoaxes and chain letters in your inbox? Here's a handy list of resources for identifying and coping with Internet misinformation