A Hoax is something which should not be trusted, however due to the deception of another, many people are still vulnerable to such trickery. The victim of a hoax should consider themselves unlucky, through their lack of intelligence. Reliable sources of accurate information are needed to remain secure from a hoax which could be considered an attack.
Confabulations are grand hoaxes - elaborately unreal stories created as rationalizations. These are often used to hide or mute the Truth.
- Email targetting bank customers with a fake website, copied from real banks site to discover and to defraud with, a computer user's bank account information
- Electrical grid to carry high speed data covered in this Wired article.
- Pretending to collect for charity
- Chain letters
- Information that let you damage your own computer (i.e. "delete your Program Files directory for $!").