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1: 'Know Who Viewed Your Profile' Facebook Scam
For years, Facebook users have been plagued by scam messages claiming that they can find out who has been viewing their profiles.
2: Absurd Warning - 'LOL' stands for 'Lucifer Our Lord'
Messages circulating via social media advise users to stop using the abbreviation "LOL" because it stands for "Lucifer Our Lord' and including it in messages is actually endorsing Satan.
3: Hunting Family Posing With Dead Elephant Picture
Circulating protest message features an image of a dead elephant, still with food in its mouth, with a family of hunters posing behind the body.
4: Wrestling Star John Cena is NOT Dead
Circulating social media message claims that World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) star John Cena has died of a head injury while practicing a wrestling stunt with a WWE co-star.
5: Facebook Survey Scam - Free Bunnings Gift Cards or Vouchers
According to various posts appearing on Facebook, you can get a free Bunnings Warehouse gift card or voucher valued at several hundred dollars by clicking a link in the post.
6: HOAX - 'HIV & AIDS Infected Oranges Coming From Libya'
Circulating message warns that the immigration services of Algeria have recovered oranges from Libya that have been injected with 'HIV & AIDS blood'.
7: PayPal 'Unknown Device or Location' Phishing Email
Because PayPal conducts almost all of its activities online, phishing scammers constantly target the company's customers.
8: HOAX - 'Cosmic Rays Entering Earth From Mars'
Circulating message warns that potentially dangerous cosmic rays will be entering the Earth from Mars between 10:30 pm and 3:30 am tonight and users should switch off their mobile devices. The message claims that the information comes from BBC News. A new variant omits the 'Mars' reference and claims that the news comes from 'Singapore TV' and NASA.
9: Cadbury Products - Halal Certification Authority Logo Protest Email
Protest message calls on Australian consumers to avoid buying products that include the Halal Certification Authority Logo because the fees food companies pay for the use of the logo go to a religion that is "actively trying to destroy the Australian way of life" and possibly even supporting terrorism
10: Nareepol Tree
Message claims that attached photographs show the "Nareepol Tree" in Thailand - an amazing tree that grows fruit in the shape of women. Another version claims the "naarilatha plant" grows in the Himalayas and only blooms with its woman shaped flowers once every twenty years.