Usually sent to your inbox by gravely concerned relatives
of relatives, and relatives of friends of relatives.
Content is usually:
There is no escape from Forwarded Email Hoaxes (FEH). If you try to educate the sender of the blatant discrepencies of said FEH, somehow your very reply will become a hoax, or --worse-- turned into one of those damn email jokes, which are then resent to you from every contact you have online. If you ignore the sender, they will send a Real Live Person by to see if you have become a victim of Apathetic Chain Email Curses.
The only respite from FEH, TDEJ and ACEC, is to either never give your email address to relatives or old high school chums, or to propagate the notion that email hoaxes are real.