Find Out if That E-Mail is Really a Hoax

Your cell phone number is about to be handed over to telemarketers.

Carjackers are sticking flyers on rear windows so they can grab the car when drivers step out to remove the flyers.

will pay you $245 for every person you forward an e-mail to.

False. False. False.

It continues to amaze me how many people will blindly forward these and other wild claims to friends and family members. I've received more than I care to count, and no matter how earnest the latest come-on ("This really happened to a friend of mine!"), I know that 99.9% of them are false.

That's because I'm a regular visitor to , which catalogs and debunks the hundreds of Internet hoaxes and urban legends that continue to make the e-mail rounds.