Have you ever had an email that tells you about a virus and then tells you to be sure to send the email to all your friends to warn them?
Well don't! The email itself may contain a virus in which case you have just infected all your friends and family.
If the email says 'checked out with snopes' that is still no reason to send it on. Check it out your self dont be lazy. Enter the subject line or pertinant points into google. 99 times out of 100 you will find it is a HOAX or a virus laden email.