I really dislike email forwards. Really! I also really dislike getting sent email forwards when the information the forward contains is a hoax. Please, if you are in my reading audience, forward this to everyone you know (just kidding)....
I belong to a freecycle group. I used to belong to a food storage group. I dropped out of the food storage group because of people using the email lists to send forwards. I am seriously considering dropping out of the freecycle group. I know that the people who sent the forwards had good intentions. They were passing along information on computer viruses, telephone scams, and missing children.
It is not difficult to verify the accuracy of an email forward. Next time you are tempted to send something, check out snopes.com first. Or, if you don't want to do that? Try google. It's helpful!
I'd appreciate it.