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Use Left Ear For Mobile Phone Hoax
Message supposedly endorsed by the "Apollo medical team", claims that mobile (cell) phone users should always use the left ear for calls because using the right ear will directly affect the brain. A later version, which circulates as a graphic, omits the medical team reference but maintains that using the right ear for mobile phone calls makes our brains more prone to mobile radiation.
Bogus Warning – White Transit Van 'RH57 WSU' Trying To Steal Dogs
Message circulating virally via social media posts and email warns that a white transit van with the registration 'RH57 WSU' has been seen trying to steal dogs in various locations in the UK and elsewhere.
Urban Legend - Couple Arrested at Airport with Dead Baby Stuffed With Drugs
Circulating message claims that police who detained a young couple with a baby at a Las Vegas airport discovered that the baby was dead and that its body had been packed with illegal drugs.
ACH Processing Service Malware Email
Message purporting to be from the Automated Clearing House (ACH) claims that a file submitted by a user has been successfully processed and invites recipients to click a link to read more information about the large sum transactions listed.
Baby With Bong Protest Message
Facebook message that features a young woman holding a bong to a baby's mouth asks users to spread the photo so that the woman will not regain custody of the child.
Angolan Witch Spider - Giant Spider Hoax
Viral message claims that an attached image depicts a huge "Angolan Witch Spider" photographed on the side of a house in Texas.
Fake CNN Emails About Pope Point to Malware
Emails purporting to be CNN notifications suggest that recipients click a link to read CNN.com articles relating to the pope.
Bogus Health Warning - Scratch Card 'Silver Nitro Oxide' Coating Causes Skin Cancer
Message warns people not to use fingernails to scratch off the coating on scratch tickets because the coating contains a substance called "Silver Nitro oxide" that can cause skin cancer.