There is a very good saying: “If it’s too good to be true, then it probably is.”
As of late, I have been receiving quite a number of emails stating that if I forward the email I just received to X number of people, I will then receive some prize or monetary reward.
Do you really think that this is going to happen? With your keen intellect you have probably realized that it’s not, but maybe you don’t want to take a chance that it may be a valid email.
There are many emails that go around the internet for the sole purpose of bogging it down. This type of email does just that. You send this to ten people and they send it to ten, and so on. Soon the internet has millions of these emails floating around somewhere in cyberspace
Here’s the thing: I just received an email from a friend. The gist of it was that two huge companies were being sued in a class-action suit, and that if I forwarded this email to ten other people I would receive $241.00 US. It also stated that it had worked for the person who sent it to the person who sent it to me. Well, obviously they would say it worked, or else you would not bother to forward it on.
If you think about this, how is the originator (the law firm who is conducting this class-action) going to know you forwarded the email? Your email is being forwarded to a friend…not the originator!
So, save yourself some time and give the internet a breather…and think to yourself…”If it’s too good to be true, it probably is.”