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Who is behind Hoax-Slayer? Who writes the articles?
The Hoax-Slayer website is owned and managed by the Christensen family from Queensland, Australia. Brett Christensen writes most of the articles published on the site. You can find out more by visiting the Hoax-Slayer About page.

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How do I know that the information in your articles is accurate?
All articles published on Hoax-Slayer are thoroughly researched prior to publication. Our findings are based on information available via a variety of credible sources including other reputable websites, news articles, press releases, government or company publications and consumer alerts. If required, we also contact companies, government departments or other relevant entities directly to enquire about the veracity of a particular message. Our articles generally include in-text hyperlinks and a separate reference list that allow readers to check the information for themselves.

In other words, you don't have to blindly take our word for it, nor would we expect you to. We do not declare a message to be untrue unless we have compelling evidence to back up such a declaration. References in our articles allow visitors to verify this evidence and draw their own conclusions.

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How is Hoax-Slayer funded?
Hoax-Slayer generates revenue via onsite advertising. For more information, refer to the Hoax-Slayer Privacy Policy.

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How can I submit a hoax or scam for analysis?
Use the submission options available via our Contact Us page.

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What's the easiest way to find information on the site?
The easiest option is to use the search field at the top of every page on the site. This searches only the Hoax-Slayer website. Alternatively, perform more advanced searches and get search tips via the dedicated Hoax-Slayer Search Page. Or, navigate to different article categories and information pages by using the menu on the left of every page.

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Can I have your permission to link to Hoax-Slayer?
Certainly! Go right ahead. Your support is appreciated.

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Can I have your permission to republish one of your articles?
No, we do not give permission for our articles to be republished on any other websites or via email, social networks, print publications, or any other format. Using Hoax-Slayer articles on your own site without express permission is an infringement of our copyright. However, you may freely link to any articles on the Hoax-Slayer website.

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I want to report a spelling error I found on the site.
Thanks! If someone lets us know about a spelling error, we try to fix it as soon as possible. However, before you contact us about an error, please consider the following points:

  1. Articles usually include an example of the scam or hoax that we are discussing. We do not correct the spelling or grammar in these examples because we want readers to see the messages in their original form.

  2. We are Australian and we therefore, for the most part, use British spelling. There are a number of differences between British and American spelling, so what you consider to be an error may simply be the British spelling equivalent of the word and not incorrect.
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What do I do if my question is not answered here?
Go to our Contact Us page to see all contact options.

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