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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

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 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.

Published: 6th July 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

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


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