Tear Drop Monument - Russian Gift to the United States

Email claims that attached photographs show a monument donated by Russia as a memorial for the victims of 9/11.


Bank of America Merchant Statement Malware Email

Message purporting to be from Bank of America claims that recipients can view a Paymentech electronic Merchant Billing Statement by opening an attached file.


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Disgraceful Hoax – 'All Facebook Companies' Donations to Help 9 Year Old Girl'

Circulating Facebook message claims that, every time a user likes, comments on or shares the message, "all Facebook companies" will donate 20 cents to help a 9-year-old girl severely injured in an attack.


‘Disneyland SuMMer Vacation’ Free Tickets Like-Farming Scam

Facebook Page claims to be giving away several hundred tickets to Disneyland because the tickets have been returned and therefore cannot be sold.


Burned Dog Paws Warning

Circulating message, which features a picture of a dog with severely burned paws claims that the injuries were the result of walking the dog on asphalt or concrete in the summer.


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MBNA 'Request to Terminate Online Card Services' Phishing Scam

Message purporting to be from online credit card provider MBNA claims that they are processing the recipient's request to terminate his or her online card services. The user is instructed to click a link if he or she did not request such a termination and wishes to continue using the service.


Tim Tams 'May Contain Traces of Human Flesh' Hoax Image

Circulating image depicts a packet of Tim Tams chocolate biscuits featuring the allergy warning "MAY CONTAIN TRACES OF PEANUTS AND HUMAN FLESH".


Spurious Facebook Warning – 'Powerful Computer Viruses Named Trojans'

Facebook message warns users of several supposed Facebook security threats that it claims are powerful computer viruses named "Trojans" that can automatically forward themselves to all your contacts.


Big W Samsung TV Giveaway Like-Farming Scam

Facebook Page purporting to be that of Australian retail giant Big W claims that users can win a 40 inch Samsung TV just by sharing and liking a promotional image.


Siamese Pike Photograph

Message that includes a photograph of what appears to be a Siamese pike suggests that the freak fish is a result of chemicals in the water. A new, social media driven, version claims that the "creepy" fish was caught in Pigeon Lake, Alberta.


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Circulating Message Warns of Drug Called 'Molly'

Widely circulated message tells the story of a mother who found a drug known as "molly" in her 14-year-old son's clothing.


'Confirm Your Apple Account' Phishing Scam

Message purporting to be from Apple claims that the recipient needs to click a link to log into his or her Apple account and confirm ownership.


Windows Live - Hotmail Account Closure Phishing Scam

Emails purporting to be from Windows Live - Hotmail Customer Care claim that the recipient must confirm his or her Windows Live account by replying with account login details within a specified time frame or risk having the account closed down. Alternative versions instruct users to click a link to supply login details.


Circulating Internet Message Warns of Rotavirus Outbreak

Circulating message warns parents that there is currently an outbreak of potentially deadly rotavirus.