Check snopes.com before forwarding

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

The next time you are tempted to open an email that you were not expecting that urges you to forward a message, click a link or do pretty much anything… Take a look at snopes.com. It is an urban-legend investigation site that rates as true, false or unverified such titilating claims as: ‘Up in arms about Panty Raider video game’ (true); ‘Walmart selling globes with Isreal labelled Palestine’ (false); ‘Help needed to identify an amnesic tsunami victim’ (false). I would not take the results as the gospel truth but it is a very handy resource. The Inboxer-rebellion section is pretty interesting to read. Especially the scams that are supposedly genuin.