Thursday, February 7, 2008

Internet Urban Legends

Okay, in the past week I have received this email three times by three different very kind and compassionate people:

"Please look at the picture, read what her mother says, then forward this message on. My 13 year old girl, Ashley Flores, is missing. She has been missing for now two weeks..."

Included with the email is a picture of a very lovely girl with a bright smile.

Problem is, this email is NOT REAL. It's a classic email hoax, and anyone that gets an email like this should do 1 thing before forwarding it to others in their address books. Go to and check to see if the subject of the email alert is TRUE, or FALSE. The folks at snopes have been around a long time, and make every effort to dig into these reports to either confirm or verify these things.

Do your part to help fight email spam, and use snopes before forwarding email alerts.