You see, my Mom, like so many others, loves to send me all the crazy, funny or horribly false emails she gets. She sends them to me, my wife, to my brother and sister-in-law, her sisters, her cousins, her nieces and nephews, her old friends from Anderson, South Carolina, people she works with, people she worked with, even some people I’m not sure she actually knows in person.
And here’s the thing: She forwards along just about anything, even if it sounds to crazy to be true. And usually it is. Which is why I love Snopes.
Just recently, she sent me an email that claimed the state of Florida was equipping interstates with cameras to catch speeders automatically. Fascinating, but false as this link explains. Every time she forwards one of these hoaxes or scams, I’ll reply to everyone she emailed with the link to Snopes that proves her email is just a hoax.