...Dust...(No giveaway hoaxes in 2014)
Wellness Company Woolies Voucher Hoax
Email claims that the Wellness Company is giving away 250 Woolworths (South Africa) vouchers to those who forward the email to five ladies.
Published: July 25, 2013
Bill Gates $5000 Giveaway Hoax
Circulating photograph depicts Bill Gates holding a sign that claims he will give $5000 to every user who shares his picture on Facebook.
Published: February 15, 2013
...Dust...(No giveaway hoaxes in 2012)
Free Champagne Hoax Email
Email claims that Veuve Clicquot France will send a free case of champagne to those who forward the message to 10 people.
Updated: 29th December 2011
Ericsson Lap-Top Computer Giveaway Hoax
Message claims that Ericsson will give away a free laptop computer to those who send the message to 8 or more people.
Updated: 9th December 2011
Free Blackberry Storm for Forwarding Hoax
Message claims that Blackberry is giving away free phones to those who forward the email to eight or more people.
Updated: 12th March 2011
Dan Murphy's 30% Off Voucher Hoax
Circulating voucher offers recipients 30% off all products at Australian liquor outlet Dan Murphy's between 25th and 28th November 2010.
Published: 19th November 2010
Free Doritos Coupons Hoax
Email forward claims that an attached file contains coupons that can be printed off and redeemed for Doritos products to the value of $5 per coupon.
Published: 12th August 2010
Free Starlight Cruise For Forwarding Hoax
Email claims that you can enter a competition to win a four night cruise for two people from South Africa's Starlight Cruises simply by forwarding the message to ten people.
Published: 9th June 2010
Applebee's Gift Certificate Hoax
Email promises free Applebee's gift certificates for those who forward the message to a specified number of people.
Updated: 1st April 2010
Microsoft Email Beta Test Hoax Continues
Revamped version of the Microsoft email beta test hoax includes "testimonies" and a bank account screenshot of supposed money received. The message claims that Microsoft will send money to anybody who forwards it to others.
Updated: 21st May 2010
L.P.C. Electronics Sony Vaio Laptop Giveaway Hoax
Message claims that L.P.C. Electronics is giving away Sony Vaio Laptop to recipients who forward the email to twenty other people
Published: 21st August 2009
Free Luminous Inverters for Forwarding Email Hoax
Message claims that those who forward an email to a specified number of people will receive a free power inverter from Indian based power technologies company Luminous
Published: 1st August 2009
MTN Free Nokia Phone Hoax Email
Message claims that South African communications company, MTN, is giving away free Nokia phones to those who forward the email to eight or more people
Published: 26th February 2009
Wendy's Discount Food Hoax
Message claims that fast-food chain Wendy's is offering heavily discounted food on 22nd October to celebrate its 60th anniversary
Published: 21st October 2008
In-N-Out Burger Discounted Food Hoax
Email claims that US fast-food chain In-N-Out Burgers will offer heavily discounted food on 22nd October 2008 to celebrate its 60th anniversary
Published: 9th October 2008
Free Fuel Offer From Shell Hoax
Email claims that Shell Australia is offering motorists up to $150 worth of free fuel during September 2008 via a printable coupon
Published: 16th September 2008
Fake $5 Off Target Coupons
Email forward claims that attached $5 off Target coupons can be printed and continually used until October 2008
Published: 4th July 2008
Email Request to Adopt Free Black Lab Puppies
Message claims that 6 black lab puppies rescued from a roadway are in desperate need of new homes
Published: 10th October 2007
IceLift Free Human Hibernation Email Forward
Email claims that recipients who forward the message to at least five other people have a chance to have their body frozen free for 50 years by new human cryogenics company, IceLift
Published: 1st October 2007
Bureau of Indian Affairs Email Beta Test Hoax
Message claims that the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Office of Special Trust are running an e-mail beta test and that participants will be paid just for forwarding emails
Published: 3rd August 2007
Marks & Spencer Voucher Giveaway Hoax
Message claims that Marks & Spencer and Persimmon Homes are giving away vouchers worth up to £500 for those who forward the email to others
Published: 5th June 2007
Free Sainsbury's Gift Voucher Hoax
Email claims that Sainsbury's is giving away £60 gift vouchers to those who forward the message to ten friends
Published: December 2006
Free Golden Retriever Puppies Hoax
Message claims that the Golden Retriever puppies shown in attached photographs will be put down if they are not adopted in the near future
Published: February 2006
Spirit Airlines Flight Giveaway Hoax
Email message claims that Spirit Airlines is giving away free flights based on how many times the message is forwarded to others
Published: January 2006
Delta Air Lines Free Flight Hoax Email
Email claims that Delta Air Lines will give free air flights to those who send the message to five or ten other people
Published: October 2005
Sony PSP Giveaway Hoax Email
Email forward claims that Sony will give away a PSP console to those who send the message to 20 other people.
Published: October 2005
Sony Ericsson Phone Giveaway Hoax
Email claims that Sony Ericsson is giving away free phones to recipients who send the message on to 8 or 20 people
Published: September 2005
Free Gap Certificates Hoax
Email claims that those who forward the message to others will be rewarded with free gift certificates from the Gap clothing retailer.
Published: January 2005
XBox Giveaway Hoax
Email claims that the recipient has won an XBox game console and 5 games
Updated: May 2004
iPod Email Hoax
Email claims that your credit card has been charged for the purchase of an iPod music player
Nokia Giveaway Hoax
Email claims that Nokia is give away a free phone to those who forward the email
British Airways Giveaway Hoax
Email claims that recipients can receive free air travel in exchange for forwarding emails
Money from Microsoft Giveaway Hoax
Email claims that Bill Gates of Microsoft is "sharing his fortune" with those who forward the email to others
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