Small Business Diva

March 21, 2008

Truth of Fiction?

Almost every day I receive some sort of email from a well-meaning relative, friend or colleague, warning me about the latest ‘shocking danger’. These warnings range from health issues, scams, computer viruses, safety issues… I’m sure you know the ones I am referring to. What’s more, these emails almost always ask you to forward the warning to everyone in your address book to make sure they’re aware of the potential dangers too.

Do you automatically forward on these warnings?

I don’t.

I go to a fantastic website – Truth or Fiction. You can look up the general topic of the warning email you’ve been sent and nine times out of ten, it will have the exact email in its files. It will tell you a little bit about the email and whether it’s true, fiction or a combination.

Before you automatically forward those ‘urgent warnings’, have a quick look on Truth or Fiction.

Here’s to your business success…

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2 Comments »

  1. Hi Donna-Marie

    I agree 100%. Some simple checks will reduce the email junk-mail of forwarding on urban myths as well as reduce unnecessary fear around the internet.

    Comment by Ingrid — March 24, 2008 @ 9:13 am | Reply

  2. […] under the title hoax, urban myth or scam. My favourite site is http://www.hoax-slayer.com. My colleague Donna-Marie also referred me on to […]

    Pingback by Email hoaxes - heartharmony.com.au - Small Business Tips — August 22, 2008 @ 9:57 pm | Reply


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