Do you believe every health scare that is sent to you via mass e-mails?

@rocketj1 (6960)
United States
October 14, 2008 11:17am CST
I am seeing more and more of these "health scares" floating thru my e-mail box. I am a skeptical person and make sure that I check out things on Snopes.com (an urban legend fighting web site)or I go to a reputable medical website. I have sent the truth back to those who have sent the e-mail to me. I know that we all have good intentions when wanting to warn our friends about something but we are often contributing to lies and just plain stupidity sometimes if we blindly pass things on. What do you do about health related mass e-mails? Do you simply delete? Do you check them out? Do you simply continue the mass mailing? Thanks for allowing me to vent a little todayI appreciate all of my mylot friends! You are the best!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Oct 08
Any mass e-mails, virus warnings, political stuff, etc. Snopes.com Snopes.com Snopes.com The funniest ones are the ones where it says "I checked this on Snopes and it's true" but the didn't and it's not. lol
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
14 Oct 08
That's so funny because I just had one that said that! So I checked it out. Sure enough there is an article about it. But what they don't tell you is that it's a negative article. I hate rumors, don't you!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Oct 08
I got one today about Obama with a header "go ahead prove me wrong". I went straight to Snopes which said it was false. So I sent him the link. Said I wasn't going to decide how to vote based on this kind of stuff but based on the issues. Don't expect to get a response back. I would have said the same thing if it had been about McCain and was proved to be false.
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
15 Oct 08
You go, girl!
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
15 Oct 08
Hi rocket, No I don't believe these "health scares", most of them, if not all are untrue. I agree that the person sending it usually has good intentions, but in most cases they haven't done their research. Depending on who it is from, I may do a search or I may just delete it. Blessings.
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
16 Oct 08
Good job Thanks:)
@savypat (20246)
• United States
14 Oct 08
I always check things out before I send them on. I think scare tactics are a negative thing to partisipate in.
@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
15 Oct 08
Glad to hear it! Thanks:)
• United States
14 Oct 08
I don't give much credance to any of those. Unless they come from my wife. She is the researcher in the family. She will tell me if there is any validity to any of them. As I stated on a previous discussion, however, I do not get much spam so I really don't see these email any more.
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
14 Oct 08
Mine mostly come thru friends, passing along "info". I think people are really not even reading them, just sending them on. At least that's what I hope.
@lilcee (2704)
• United States
14 Oct 08
I sometimes check them out but mostly I just delete them. If it's a family member and I check out the email, I will tell them about it otherwise, I just let it go and delete it. I don't bother sending them to anyone else.
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
14 Oct 08
Thanks. I like knowing that there are others who are trying to stop some of this that comes your way. Way to go!