Another one of those circulating e-mails warning of a scam came my way this morning. Normally www.snopes.com is my first resource to verify if these scam warnings are real or not. This e-mail had a note attached that the sender (someone I knew) had already checked snopes and it verified, so I read on. There was a link to an FBI site at the end of the e-mail which I checked. The e-mail was so old that the original FBI headline was published June 2, 2006 but it's still circulating (nothing ever dies on the internet).
What was a surprise to me was that the FBI had a public website and there were all kinds of resources available. There is even an e-mail alert registration in which you can sign up for the kind of alerts that I received from a colleague. The best part of all for me as a grandma is the kids section. There are games to play and other teaching tools. Just the kind of thing parents and grandparents love to do with their children.