Monday, May 30, 2011

Tuesday’s Tips and Tricks

Have you ever been sucked in by a “forward this” or other questionable email?  We probably all have been at one time or another.  Do any of these sound familiar?

  • money will be donated toward the care of a sick child every time this message is forwarded
  • wealthy foreigner needs to move his accounts and he’ll give you a percentage if you’ll help him by giving him your bank account number
  • religious leaders plead for action; atheists are attempting to get religious broadcasting banned

Most of them are fairly harmless; the only real damage done is cluttering up somebody else’s inbox.  But some could have more unfortunate consequences.

So before you forward that message to your entire address book, verify the information.  Use a website like or to search the information.  Occasionally there is some truth to the message, but most often it’s an urban legend kind of thing and you can save yourself from passing on false information.


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Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

That's actually a really good tip. My mom loves to forward stuff out (drives me nuts), and maybe I should send her here to read this. ;)

FrouFrouBritches said...

Great tip, Holly. I try to always check snopes before I forward. I even found out one of those missing kids emails was a fake. UGH!