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There are so many "stories" floating around that end up in your email.  They sound true, some come from "reliable" sources, so you forward them on to other people to spread the warning.  Unfortunately, the majority are hoaxes, rumors, etc.  I'd like to keep this current so please send me any that appear suspicious; or, send those that you'd like verified/exposed.  Thanks!    Foxicat@Yahoo.com
Unmarked police cars attempt to pull lone females over; you can check with a dispatcher by dialing #77 on your cell phone to verify location of police officers.  Well, this is partly true.  Rapists do try this, but #77 is not available in every State.  Your best bet is to call 911.
You get an email virus warning stating don't open an email titled "It takes guts to say Jesus."  You are warned it will wipe out your hard-drive.  This is a hoax.
Major credit bureaus will share your info with anyone who asks starting 7/1/03 and you are prompted to call a number to stop any of your info from being released.  This is a hoax.
Using your cell phone while pumping gas can cause an explosion.  Nope, not true!
Sign & forward the petition to stop the two British teens who killed Jamie Bulger from being released.  They're going to be released with new identities and your petition can stop this.  Sorry, they've already been released, yes with new identities, and passing this around will do nothing.
A friend has sent you amazing pictures of the space shuttle Columbia taken by an Israeli satellite showing it as it explodes.  Sorry, this is stock footage from the movie Armageddon.
Boycott Pepsi!  They're introducing a new patriotic can design but in an effort not to offend anyone, they left out the words "under God" from the Pledge of Allegience printed on the can.  Wrong!  Actually it was a Dr. Pepper can (my most favorite drink in the world!) put out in 2001.  In an effort to save space, they used "One Nation....Indivisible."  They used only 3 of the 31 words in the Pledge of Allegiance, but everyone focused on "under God" stating it was a deliberate slight.  Oh well, can't please everyone these days.
You get an e-mail from a friend telling you not to open an e-mail from Support@Microsoft.com which urges you to open a file for a patch, screensaver, movie etc.  Your friend tells you this is a virus.  Yep!  This is true.  If you open the attachment then the worm will copy itself to the Windows folder, scoop up e-mail addresses from your hard disk and then start sending itself out.  Microsoft never, ever sends out patches attached to email messages. Never!
A plea for help is sent out.  A parent is searching for a daughter named Penny Brown.  It also includes a picture of the little girl.  Unfortunately this is not true.  Valid search requests will include details, details this one lacks, such as clothes worn, when last seen, sightings, where the child is from, etc.
Wow!  Forward this e-mail to a certain number of people and you'll get money or gift certificates to such & such a place.  FALSE!  You are not going to receive free trips, money, or valuable gift certificates from any one or any company.  Don't waste your time, delete this e-mail immediately.
Once again you receive an e-mail from a friend telling you about a virus you might have.  Instructions are included to see if you have it, it's called JDBGMGR.EXE.  It tells you when you follow the instructions to see if you have it you will see an icon of a teddy bear.  So you decide to follow the instructions and lo and behold - there is the teddy bear icon and the file name!  OH NO!  You have a virus.  FALSE!  It is a a Java Debug Manager program used by the Microsoft Java runtime engine. The file is included as part of a standard Windows installation and is not a "virus."
Microsoft is making going to the bathroom more fun.  Reported in the Wall Street Journal, by the Associated Press, and even by Jay Leno - portable toilets are going to have internet access installed.  Nope!  Not true.  Apparently this is a hoax that was perpetrated by one of the company's (Microsoft)  British divisions.
You've received an e-mail warning you not to open your door & to call the police if you hear a baby crying outside as this is the trick of a serial killer, trying to get you to open your door.  Nope, not true - this is a hoax.
Another e-mail arrives, this time it's about Amy Bruce.  She has cancer and if you forward that e-mail money will be donated to Make a Wish Foundation.  Don't believe it, it's a hoax!
Rachael Arlington's father has sent out an e-mail asking it to be fowarded.  His daughter has brain cancer and AOL and ZDNet are donating money if e-mails are forwarded.  Once again this is another hoax. 
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All info obtained from Urban Legends Reference Pages at www.Snopes.com