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Break The Chain - Don't Forward "Drug Costs" Email

I received a forwarded email about the cost of prescription drugs last night from a relative. The subject was "Subject: Drug Costs" and went on to say "The women who signed below are Budget Analysts out of federal Washington, D.C. offices."

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There was a person mentioned in the bottom of the email from a government office so I emailed her and asked if she could verify what was in the email. She told me that it was just something that she had forwarded on a long time ago and now was considered the source of the information. She receives lots of emails a day about it.

There is a good website for checking out those "Send to everyone you know." emails. It is called Break the Chain.

http://www.breakthechain.org/

This one in particular is covered at: http://www.breakthechain.org/exclusives/genericrx.html

Be sure and do your own research on chain letters before you pass them on. There are letters that have been circulating for years and years. You also can become the source of the information like this woman did when all you do is send it on. So many people leave the trail of email addresses where it has been sent before on their messages.

As far as internet scams are concerned, there are plenty. If you think something is a scam go to:

http://www.scambusters.org/

It's best to be very cautious about forwarding. There is so much misinformation out there.

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August 24, 20040 found this helpful

I couldn't agree more! I am continuously seeing health scare stories forwarded and quoted with no sources and no evidence of the studies to back them up. Just because something is written on the internet or in other media sources does not make it true. If you read something that worries you ask the sender for evidence or references so you can verify the information. In my experience the sender/people who quote these scare stories have just 'read it somewhere' and have no evidence to back up the assertions at all.

Regards

Jo

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