Thursday, March 19, 2009

Violent Gang Initiation Warning at Wal-Mart-Fiction!

Summary of the eRumor:
Forwarded emails and text messages warning of a gang initiation at at Wal-Mart where three women will be killed.

The Truth:
A sudden wave of emails and text messages hit the super information highway around March 17th warning that there will be a gang initiation of at various Wal-Mart locations where three women will be killed.

Various police agencies have been contacted by news agencies and this warning is believed to be an old 2005 eRumor that has resurfaced. Although agencies considered this to be a hoax, some said that they are taking extra precautions.

updated 03/18/09

Hillenblog advises to Verify your e-rumors before forwarding them...,,


hillenblogshappywife said...

my hero....

Andrea said...

Oh gosh...I hate forwards of ALL kinds, but warnings like this are on the top of my list. I always go to snopes. Recently, I replied to a forward with a link to snopes.....let's just say that didn't go over very well!

Dannah said...

Yeah Mark!!!! I always go to Truth or Fiction. People don't forward these things to me anymore because I would email them back with the link that disproved it. Why do people believe these things?