Sick of chain letters? Check out

Every so often, you may get an email from a friend that probably has a zillion emails and says something like “WATCH OUT FOR THIS VIRUS!?!?!?!?! IT MAKES YOUR COMPUTER EXPLODE WHEN YOU OPEN AN EMAIL?!?!?!?!!?”

Okay, not exactly. A virus can’t cause the computer to explode — that would require faulty hardware, such as an overheating power supply. And you can’t get viruses simply by opening an email. Emails are text-only. You would have to open an attachment.

That is one example of a chain letter. If you’re like me, you’re getting sick of them. is a resource about chain letters, such as examples of letters and why you shouldn’t send them. Check it out..

Two other sites for urban legends, hoaxes, and scams are Snopes and

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