Friday, May 22, 2009

Zombie Email- Part 2: FW: Social Security Changes





Photo used under Creative Commons from Dr. Stephen Dann

Another email labeled: FW: Social Security Changes is making the rounds. It alleges that "the Senate voted this week to allow 'illegal' aliens access to Social Security benefits." It then asks you to sign a petition and when the number reaches 1,000, to send it to the White House. As the great website Snopes.com states, this email is FALSE! It started in May 2006, and the new author simply replaced then President Bush's name with current President Obama. There is no legislation that would"allow illegal aliens" to access Social Security benefits. Indeed, this topic was covered previously in the ISAAC Newsletter and in the Wednesday, May 20, 2009 blog post. Please remember that false information spreads fast on the Internet and we need to take care to separate the wheat from the chaff.

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