Don't Forward Hoaxes
This is why you should
- not forward such a story unless you have investigated it yourself.
- irritate those that do not spot the hoax and
- they will probably pass it on, causing more irritation.
Those that identify the hoax will likely send you a message notifying you that you passed on an urban legend.
If you know a message is a hoax but have a specific reason to forward it nevertheless (for scientific purposes, for example), you might want to include your reason with the message.