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To not understand how people still fall for chain letters/emails

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CherryChasingDotMuncher Sat 13-May-17 09:42:35

Had a message on Facebook this morning, with a poem apprently written by a teenager with cancer. It says she wants to inspire people around the world as she been given 6 months to live and for every message that's copied, pasted and passed on, the American Cancer Society will donate 3 cents towards her treatment and recovery plan. "One guy send it to 500 people!!" And Facebook is apprently tracking and reporting back how many messages are sent hmm

The woman who sent me this is otherwise an intelligent person, but it astounds me that people fall for this bollocks. My 4yo probably wouldn't buy this as genuine. I'm old enough to remember when people sent these things in the post and even then my mum used to bin them for not wanting to be a fool. Does anyone else just get these or is my friends list just awash with thickos gullible people? And would it be very rude of me to reply to explain why it's bollocks??

Guavaf1sh Sat 13-May-17 09:45:59

People do it as it takes no effort and the brain isn't engaged to actually question it. It would however be rude to point it out

LadyLoveYourWhat Sat 13-May-17 09:47:12

Bonkers, innit. I usually post a reply with a link to the appropriate Snopes article and suggest the best thing to do is to delete the post to stop it spreading any further.

SquatBetty Sat 13-May-17 09:47:31

Yeah I don't get it either! There's now so many new stories, warnings, places to check to see if something is genuine and still people fall for this stuff! Some of my Facebook friends still post those shite 'Apple are giving away free iPads if you share this page' etc

You could send her a friendly PM explaining the bollocks then she'll know for the future but you haven't shamed her in public.

WellErrr Sat 13-May-17 09:54:04

I am constantly amazed by the amount of otherwise intelligent people in my life who send me this shite.

YANBU.

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