I have received yet another bogus e-mail, this one warning me that my sinus medication could give me a STROKE!
The worst thing is that some idiot in the South African Police Service seems to have printed out this e-mail and ENDORSED it! Why would you ask a SAPS commissioner for verification of such a thing? Surely your doctor would be a better source of information than someone trained by the same people who gave this guy a badge.
I do not want to turn into an e-mail hoax busting website, although I see so many hoax e-mails that I would never run out of inspiration. Instead I will point you to my two favorite sites, snopes.com and breakthechain.org.
I have been writing these posts for a few weeks now and am starting to get the hang of it. I have a few ideas in the pipe-line so please check back regularly. I value all feedback and any suggestions will be carefully considered. Thank you for your support and please send anything which tickles your skepticism my way.
I would highly value input from other skeptics and if you would like to contribute to the skeptic detective, please drop me a motivating e-mail and a sample of your writing.