There is nothing new under
the sun. Hoaxes and urban legends aren't much older than mankind.
However, since the advent of the Internet, more people are becoming
subject to random falsities being propagated around the web. A
good rule of thumb to follow is: "If it sounds unbelievable,
don't be too willing to believe it." The best plan of action
is to do some simple research before you facilitate the furtherance
Below are some sites that will help you accomplish this plan. Simply
paste some of the text of the questionable email into the search
dialog box of one of the sites and conduct the search. Read what
you find and determine if the information you have is credible
or not. If it is not, inform the sender from which you received
the email. By following this suggestion, you will continue to be
a responsible citizen of the Internet.