Old Wives' Tales
Radio & TV
Toxin du jour
Claim: You can aid the search for Osama Bin Laden by donating money to a band of hackers.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2001]
Origins: Yeah, sure — we're going to improve on the efforts of intelligence services all over the world to track wanted terrorist Osama Bin Laden by sending money to a group of anonymous hackers operating outside the law.
Given the obvious humor of this piece (e.g., a salutation of "Dear Human"), we're assuming (or at least hoping) this is a deliberate piece of dark satire and not a real attempt to dupe well-meaning and concerned victims out of some cash.
Last updated: 8 March 2008
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