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  • 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

  • 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
    Published: 2003

  • Nokia Giveaway Hoax
    Email claims that Nokia is give away a free phone to those who forward the email
    Published: 2003

  • British Airways Giveaway Hoax
    Email claims that recipients can receive free air travel in exchange for forwarding emails
    Published: 2003

  • Money from Microsoft Giveaway Hoax
    Email claims that Bill Gates of Microsoft is "sharing his fortune" with those who forward the email to others
    Published: 2003


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