A compendium of what's new and what's hot on Hoax-Slayer
Eminem was NOT Stabbed
Message circulating via social media claims that rapper Eminem has been stabbed four times and urges recipients to click a link to view a video of the stabbing.
Facebook Like-Farming Scams
An increasing number of bogus Pages appearing on Facebook are designed to do nothing more than artificially increase their popularity by tricking users into "liking" them. This tactic has come to be known as "like-farming". The goal of these unscrupulous like-farmers is to increase the value of Facebook Pages so that they can be sold on the black market to other scammers and/or used to market dubious products and services and distribute further scams.
ANZ 'Quick 3-Question Survey' Phishing Scam
Email purporting to be from ANZ claims that recipients can have $35 credited to their accounts just for opening an attached file and filling in a brief survey.
Yet Another Deplorable Sick Baby Hoax
Post claims that parents canít afford treatment for infant injured in car accident, and liking/sharing will equate to donations.
'Facebook Online International Lottery' Advance Fee Scam
Email purporting to be from Facebook claims that the recipient has won $950,000 in the annual Facebook Online International Lottery and should contact the Facebook "disbursement department" to claim the prize.
Messages Warn of 'Deadly Giant Snails' In Texas
Circulating messages warn that deadly giant snails have been found in Houston, Texas.