True or False Emails

Published Friday, December 26, 2008 10:48 AM

I think that the majority of us who have an email account receive those emails that include the story of some poor soul as a warning to the rest of us to be careful. The question is posed are they true or false emails? Doesn't it aggravate you to get an email that you forward to your friends and then later find out it was false? Or you don't bother to forward and then find out it is true? Although they might not all be true, it is helpful to take a look at the overall advisory to be sure we don’t fall into the same predicament. Before forwarding: see if you are sending TRUE or FALSE emails.

I guess that because I am a woman, I get tons of these emails and now I have decided to find a fast way to share them with as many people as possible. I hope that this will help others to quickly see if the emails they are receiving are true or false emails.

Email #1 (don’t ask me how many of these I have saved over time, but get ready for a whole lot of them):

One story I have received involved how you lock your automatic car door locks when exiting your car, especially at road side rest stops when traveling. Apparently there is a way for thieves to sit a distance from your car and “clone” the security code to your door key when you use it to lock your doors. They can then easily walk up to your car and unlock it with no sign of being broken into and steal all of your valuables while you are visiting the “ladies” room or making a quick restaurant stop.

The way to avoid this is to lock your car doors using the button inside the driver door upon exiting. Of course, you will want to be sure you have your keys in hand before shutting the door so that you can re-enter your car. This way the signal from your key can not be cloned upon exiting your car.

Go to Snopes.com to find more tips and verify this story.

Shoot, is anything safe anymore? (I know the answer and I know that with technology comes risk, but man is this aggravating).

Be careful out there!

by parker
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