Friday, June 4, 2010

10 People Who Think You're A Moron

I received an e-mail this morning which I initially found quite believable and extremely disturbing. The gist of it is that security officials found a gun disguised as a cell phone which they say has immensely heightened the risk of flying. They further warn that should security officials want to inspect our cellular devices, we should all be extremely cooperative.

I thought it would make good content for today’s blog, I did however feel it necessary to check its authenticity first. There is an excellent website called, they have been around since 2003 and make it there business to debunk email hoaxes and expose internet scams. They are very good at it.

The bane of the internet is that authenticity of content spread cannot be controlled; it is essentially a free for all to convey whatever one chooses, be it rubbish or otherwise.

The advent of email has taken the spread of chain letters to whole new dimension. The good news is I have never suffered the alleged doom and gloom consequence of having never forwarded them onto 10 friends. The only real guarantee is that if you do forward it on, 10 of your friends are going to think you're a moron.

The Bottom Line…..

According to the bullet in the cell phone email is indeed a hoax. So next time you see a dodgy looking character reaching for his phone, RELAX ….you don’t have to dive for cover.

Ernest Roper

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