We've all received emails with heart-wrenching stories claiming a young girl is plagued with cancer, and if we only forward this email to 500 of our friends, we can save her life. Or, somehow one of our long lost relatives has recently died and left a large sum of money in our name! All we have to do is email them with our bank account information and the money is ours. Seem too good to be true? It probably is! Wanna find out for sure? Check out truthorfiction.com.
TruthorFiction.com is dedicated to debunking e-mail scams, usually found in the form of forwards. Users can check out rumors, inspirational stories, legends, viruses, and cries for help to see if they are truth or fiction . This site helps clear up wide-spread, misleading information flying around the internet, which so many of us thoughtlessly forward to everyone in our address book. Not only is it a waste of time for us to send, it is a waste of time (and an annoyance) for the persons receiving these emails!
However, truthorfiction.com allows the average internet user to conduct a search to find a specific e-mail by name or keyword, or one can browse the site's archive by category.
The site offers news of both current and recent virus threats and offers a free McAfee virus scan for your computer, as well as virus removal tools. If you hear a rumor, that doesn’t currently exist on the site, you can easily contact the site via email and report it.
For $20.95/year, you can subscribe to Truthorfiction.com and keep up-to-date on the latest hoaxes, scams, and rumors before they appear in your inbox! Your subscription order is secure, and your information is not sold to or shared with anyone. You will receive both e-rumor and virus alerts, as well as behind-the-scenes information from the site’s founder, Rich Buhler. In the “About Us” section of the site, you can read about Rich who has researched and written about rumors for 30 years. He is also a broadcaster, author, producer, speaker, and ordained minister.