Hoaxes are email messages that resemble chain letters, offer free money, or contain dire warnings and offers that seem to be too good to be true.  If you receive a hoax via email, delete it.  Sharing hoaxes slows down mail servers and may be a cover for a hidden virus or worm.

Follow these best practices:

  • Don’t forward chain letters.
  • Never open an email attachment unless you know what it is–even if it’s from someone you know and trust.
  • Keep your anti-virus software up to date.
  • Remember, cyber security is everyone’s responsibility.


Cyber Security Tips are provided by Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), https://www.msisac.org