You need to be a snope

July 9, 2012 — Leave a comment

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Let’s face it head on. There are all kinds of false information and scams out there. It comes to our inbox on Facebook and is posted on our Facebook walls. False information and scams come to our private emails, twitter accounts and various others place in our cyber world also. So, what can you do about it?

Here are just a few Ideas to get you pointed in the right direction before you re-post something not true or get taken advantage of.

1. Use a search engine.
I like using Google. (e.g. type in company name and the word scam in the search)
That will often pull up information about any scam attached to your subject being searched.

2. Trust your feelings
If something sounds fishy it probably is. If it sounds to good to be true it probably is.

3. Be a snope
Snopes is a great website to find the truth. Their site says, “the definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.” Click here to visit their site.

What are some ways you find the truth about false information and scams? Please leave a comment.

Steve Wright

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Lead Pastor of Legacy Church and Author of The Descent to Compassion

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