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The Straight Goods
Over ten years Straight Goods News has worked to become a trusted, progressive Canadian online news source. It evolved from one news website - StraightGoods.ca - to a family of them including: HarperIndex.ca, PublicValues.ca, ...

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Email scam which targets professional speakers
2009-08-13
Sources
An email scam targetting professional speakers is making the rounds. The NSA, a British speakers' association reports that the scam has been aimed at its members. Speakers listed with SOURCES - www.so...
Toronto Company Receives Record $15 Million Fine
2009-12-18
Competition Bureau
The Competition Bureau announced today that the Ontario Superior Court has imposed a record $15 million fine against DataCom Marketing Inc. for operating a business directory scam targeting Canadian a...

Sources Select Resources

Caveat Surfer: Beware When Using Electronic Communication
Cowan, Kirsten
Article
2000
Sources
Points about electronic communication and online security.
From Internet Scams to Urban Legends, Planet (hoa)X to the Bible Code
Frazier, Kendrick
Article
2004
Skeptical Inquirer
Pranks, Frauds, and Hoaxes from Around the World
Carroll, Robert
Article
2004
Skeptical Inquirer
It's pretty easy to hoax people. We all want to be deceived, but only up to a point. Some hoaxes are fun and pleasant, others malicious and unpleasant. We'd like a way to tell the difference.
The Skeptic's Dictionary
Website
A Collection of Strange Beliefs, Amusing Deceptions, and Dangerous Delusions.


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