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Bad Advice Messages - Misleading Recommendations - Page 2

Is Lemon A Cancer Killer That is 10,000 Times Stronger Than Chemotherapy?

Message purporting to be from the Institute of Health Sciences in Baltimore claims that lemon is a "miraculous product" that can kill cancer cells, is 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy, and is "a proven remedy against cancers of all types".

Updated: September 1, 2011

Flu Remedy Myth - Onions Absorb Viruses and Bacteria From a Room

Message claims that leaving onions around a room can absorb the flu virus along with bacteria that cause other illnesses thereby preventing people from becoming sick.

Published: February 17, 2011

Tick Removal Advice - Liquid Soap Technique

Message advises that the best way to remove a tick is to cover it with liquid soap and wait for it to detach itself.

Published: February 11, 2011

Inaccurate Warning about Fake $50 Australian Banknotes

Circulating message that claims to show recipients how to detect fake $50 Australian Banknotes. The message suggests that fake notes can be determined by a missing name under a portrait and by the order of signatures.

Published: December 3, 2010

Imitinef Mercilet - Free Blood Cancer Medicine Advice Message

Message advises recipients that "Imitinef Mercilet", a medicine that cures blood cancer, is available free of charge from the Adyar Cancer Institute in Chennai, India.

Updated: July 29, 2010

Product Barcode Country Identification

Email claims that consumers can identify what country a product was manufactured in by analyzing the first 3 digits of the product's barcode.

Updated: March 30, 2013

Cancer Info From Johns Hopkins Hoax Email

Emailed collection of cancer related tips and information claims to originate from world-renowned medical research facility, Johns Hopkins.

Updated: December 20, 2011

Lauren and the *677 Police Dispatch Cell Phone Number

Email forward describes how a young woman named Lauren avoided being raped by a police impostor in an unmarked car by dialling *677 on her cell phone.

Updated May 25, 2010

ATM Security Advise Message : Enter PIN In Reverse to Call Police

Message claims that if you are forced by robbers to withdraw money from an ATM, you can secretly alert police by entering your PIN in reverse.

Updated: February 22, 2013

How to Survive a Heart Attack When Alone Hoax

Message claims heart doctors recommend that recipients learn "Cough CPR", a procedure that involves vigorous coughing as a potential means of surviving a heart attack when alone.

Updated: November 28, 2012

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