Did you know that if you forward this email on to 30 of your closest friends, Bill Gates is partnering with AOL/McDonald’s/Disneyland/Hertz rent-a-car to give you a million dollars/free trip/they will cure cancer. Do you have those people in your life who forward this stuff on to you believing it to be true (apologies to those of you who forward this stuff on…yes I am talking to you Dad)?
Now you have a weapon in the war against ridiculous email forwards. Snopes is a wonderful website that compiles all the email urban legends and investigates to filter the truth from the myth. It is my go-to resource for all email forwards. When I receive an email telling me to forward an email to everyone I know so that a little boy can have his dying wish of achieving a mass email to all corners of the world, I simply click on over to Snopes and inform the sender that this in fact is a hoax. I have found since I have started replying to all such forwards with links proving these emails to be false, they have mostly stopped (again to you Dad, stop sending me these).
The bottom line is, we all should hold steadfast to the commonly held belief that if it is too good to be true, it probably is. In that vein, Bill Gates will not be sending you any of his vast amounts of wealth, no one is collecting emails for a school project, and if you forward this on to 10 people a cute taco bell dog is not going to pop up, do a little dance and deliver you wads of cash.
However, if you subscribe to my blog, send it on to 30 of your closest friends, then you will have amazing luck, meet the man of your dreams and come upon windfalls of cash within 24 hours. No really, its true!
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