NewYorkTimes: On the Internet, every day is April Fools’ Day. … Thinking about how people get fooled on April 1 is a good way to prepare for the year-round attempts by swindlers to bamboozle the naïve, the witless and those who just aren’t paying close attention. In other words, all of us. … The same themes run through the e-mail solicitations of Nigerian princes waiting to share their riches, messages by banks to type in your PIN or frantic pleas from Facebook friends trapped overseas without any money. … How do you tell the real from the surreal today?
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