www.truthorfiction.com is one of the sites I use to find out if a rumor is true or not. There are others, like snopes, but I find truthorfiction to be the most accurate.
The latest email rumor I have received is concerning cell phones being given to telemarketers and it is not true. You can check out the truth at this site: http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/c/celldirectory.htm#.UVwjOZOG2cM
Most email messages of this sort have made the rounds many times over many years.