Debunking hoaxes and exposing scams since 2003!

Hoax-Slayer Logo


Email and Social Media Chain Letters


Mother Teresa Novena Chain Email
Email purporting to contain a novena from Mother Teresa that started in 1952, claims that bad luck will befall those who do not pass on the message and an accompanying image.

Published: October 1, 2013

'Little Dead Girl Clarissa' Warning - Nasty and Violent Internet Chain Letter
Widely circulated Internet chain message warns recipients that, if they do not read and pass on the message, the ghost of a little girl named "Clarissa" will visit their rooms at night and kill them.

Published: October 5, 2012

Hoax Chain Letter - The Vengeful Ghost of Carmen Winstead
Circulating message tells the story of teenager Carmen Winstead who supposedly died after being pushed into a sewer by school bullies. The message claims that Carmen's ghost returned to exact revenge on the bullies and continues to come back and kill those who do not resend her story.

Published: 11th December 2011

Cindy Hogman (or Hogan) Prayer Request Email
Email claiming to be from Gary Hogman, (aka Gary Hogan) a soldier serving in Iraq, asks recipients to pray for Gary's wife Cindy who has been diagnosed with cervical cancer.

Published: 24th March 2009

Moon Split Miracle Chain Letter
Chain message claims to present photographic evidence that the moon was once split in two thereby supposedly giving scientific support to Islamic stories of a miracle once performed by the Prophet Muhammad in which he split the moon into two parts.

Published: 7th September 2010

Hodgkin's Lymphoma Prayer Request Email
Email forward, claiming to be a "Special Prayer Request from Peggy Lesley at Brookwood Church" asks you to pray for an 11 year old boy who has Hodgkin's Lymphoma before adding your name to the message and sending it to as many people as possible

Published: 2nd February 2009

Bloody Mary Curse Chain Email
Chain email claims to be cursed once opened and warns that "Bloody Mary" will kill the recipient if the email is not quickly sent to others.

Published: 31st December 2008

Miracle in Egypt - Buried Children Saved By Jesus
Email forward tells the story of two Egyptian children who were buried alive by their murderous father but miraculously survived underground for fifteen days with the help of a "man wearing shiny white clothes, with bleeding wounds in his hands".

Published: 18th August 2008

Person On The Bridge Hoax Email
Email that includes a photograph of a wooden foot bridge on a forest walking track claims that a person will appear on the bridge if the email is forwarded to at least five other people

Published: 7th April 2008

Our Lady of Guadalupe Chain Email
Email warns that bad luck will befall those who do not send an attached "miraculous and sacred" image to at least 20 people within 13 days.

Published: 14th March 2008

Most Beautiful Mummy Good Luck Chain Letter
Email chain letter with an attached photograph of a child mummy claims that those who send the message to twenty friends will receive good luck.

Published: 24th August 2007

Go to Email Chain Letters - Page 2


Chains with email signs - Email and Social Media Chain Letters
© Depositphotos.com/ drizzd

Latest Hoax-Slayer Articles