A compendium of what's new and what's hot on Hoax-Slayer
Xbox 720 Bogus Facebook Giveaway
Message being distributed on Facebook claims that users can have the chance to win an Xbox 720 by liking and sharing a promotional image and liking an associated Facebook Page.
Delta Air Lines Passenger Itinerary Receipt Malware Emails
Email purporting to be from Delta Air Lines provides details of a supposed ticket purchase and instructs recipients to follow a link or open an attached file to review flight information.
Perth Dog Fighting Gang 'Coloured Stickers' Hoax
Messages going viral via Social Media outlets warn dog owners that a dog fighting gang is stealing dogs from households in Perth, Western Australia. The messages claim gang members are marking houses where dogs live with coloured stickers so that the dogs can be later stolen.
Kidney Stealing Hoax
Message warns that medically trained criminals are stealing kidneys from living victims to sell on the black market. According to the warning, victims awake in a bathtub full of ice to discover that their kidneys have been removed.
Misleading Warning about Missed Calls From +375 and +371 Numbers
Message circulating via SMS, social media and email warns you not to return missed calls from numbers starting with +375 or +371 because you will be charged between $15 and $30 for each returned call and your contact list and financial information will be instantly stolen from your phone.
BT Yahoo 'Final Warning' Phishing Scam
Message purporting to be a "Final Warning" from BT Yahoo claims that users must immediately click a link to verify their account before they can receive pending emails.
Lakeside Attempted Abduction Warning
Social media driven message describes an incident at Lakeside in which a woman allegedly tried to take a young child away from her grandmother. The message suggests that the woman may have been working with a gang that is trying to snatch children.
Circulating Post Claims US Charity CEO’s Overpaid
In a newly pictorial format, the post presents what it claims are the salaries of the CEO’s of some well-known US based charitable organizations.