A compendium of what's new and what's hot on Hoax-Slayer
Facebook Proposed Video Ads Message
Message purporting to be from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg claims that the network is considering implementing new video ads that will run automatically every ten minutes and stop people from using Facebook until they are finished running. The message claims that users can share the message to register their opposition to the proposed video ads.
Facebook Profile Viewer Scam
Message being spammed across Facebook claims that users can follow a link to install an app that allows them to check who has been viewing their profile.
Facebook Page Hacker Warning Message - "Visit The New Facebook" Links
Message warns users that have a Page on Facebook to watch out for links with the words "Visit The New Facebook" or "Tour of New Facebook" because following such links will allow a hacker to steal their information and remove them from their own page.
Golden Zebra Photograph
Circulating image depicts a rare golden zebra with bright blue eyes.
Facebook 'Account May Not Be Authentic' Phishing Scam
Message purporting to be from Facebook claims that the recipient's Facebook account is to be blocked because the account may not be authentic. The recipient is instructed to click a link to reconfirm the account within 24 hours and is warned that failing to reconfirm will result in permanent removal of the account.
Tick Removal Advice - Liquid Soap Technique
Message advises that the best way to remove a tick is to cover it with liquid soap and wait for it to detach itself.
Craigslist Overpayment Scam Warning Message
Message circulating on Facebook describes a Craigslist user's experience with an an overpayment scam and warns other users to watch out for such criminal tactics.
Telstra Bill Account Update Phishing Scam
Email purporting to be from Australian telecommunications provider, Telstra, claims that the company has detected a billing error or was unable to process a recent payment and the recipient is therefore required to click a link and update billing information or risk interruption to service.
Google Maps 'Murder Scene'
Circulating message claims that an attached image taken from Google Maps may depict a grisly murder scene on a wooden jetty complete with blood trail. The message urges users to quickly go to the specified map coordinates to zoom in and view the scene before Google removes it.
Fake Cover-More Insurance Emails Carry Malware
Email purporting to be a policy purchase notification from Australian travel insurance provider Cover-More urges recipients to open an attached .zip file to view a Certificate of Insurance.