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