Thursday, December 29, 2005

Hi All,

Found an interesting site which can be used to detect the accuracy of many email claims we get each day.
"Every day we're bombarded with e-mail of dubious origin and even more dubious veracity: messages that plead with us to find a missing kid or help a sick child, sign a petition to right some terrible injustice, take a stand on an important piece of pending legislation, forward a message to claim free merchandise, or take heed of the latest computer virus. The messages that aren't outright hoaxes are often full of misinformation, and even the ones that have some truth to them are usually out-of-date by the time we receive them."
- From http://www.snopes.com/

This site has many more links which you can check out to cross-check the accuracy of many more urban legends. The link to visit when u want to check whether an email u received is a hoax is "Inbox Rebellion".

Next time u receive a mail from a dying Romanian girl asking to forward the mail to 5 persons so that a fund is raised...first check out this site. :)
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