Inboxer Rebellion

Every day we’re bombarded with e-mail of dubious origin and even more dubious veracity: messages that plead with us to find a missing kid or help a sick child, sign a petition to right some terrible injustice, take a stand on an important piece of pending legislation, forward a message to claim free merchandise, or take heed of the latest computer virus. The messages that aren’t outright hoaxes are often full of misinformation, and even the ones that have some truth to them are usually out-of-date by the time we receive them. This is the place where the inboxer rebellion begins! The categories below should help you locate and identify whether that piece of e-mail you’ve received is a hoax, the truth, or something in between.

Free JetBlue Tickets Scam "Any contest or sweepstakes JetBlue runs would be hosted on an official JetBlue channel."
    Scam
Free JetBlue Tickets Scam
Christopher Hamrick pray for christopher henrick
Christopher Hamrick Prayer Chain A viral Facebook post called for prayers for young Christopher Hamrick, who was injured in...
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Christopher Hamrick Prayer Chain
Crisis Text Line
741741: Crisis Text Line Teens (and others) can text 741741 from anywhere in the United States or Canada to...
    Mostly True
741741: Crisis Text Line