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Mother Teresa Novena Chain Email
Email purporting to contain a novena from Mother Teresa that started in 1952, claims that bad luck will befall those who do not pass on the message and an accompanying image.
IRS 'Invalid File Alert' Malware Email
Email purporting to be from the IRS claims that errors have been found in files electronically submitted by the recipient.
Seemingly Pointless Spam with No Links or Payload
From time to time, users may receive rather bizarre spam emails with no links, attachments, images or any sort of payload at all. The messages do not contain any hidden scripts, images or web beacons that could be of use to the spammers.
Circulating Health Warning: Beware of Little White and Black Caterpillarse
Message circulating via social media and email warns people to watch out for little white and black caterpillars because numerous kids have experienced reactions and rashes after touching them.
'He Needs Your Prayers Badly' Sick Baby Facebook Hoax
Facebook message featuring an image of a baby with a very serious skin condition claims that that you can offer prayers for the baby's recovery just by liking, sharing or commenting on his picture.
Fake Pothole Speed Control Device Photographs
Message claims that attached photographs show a new speed control tactic that consists of laying very realistic looking fake pothole stickers on the roadway.
Imitinef Mercilet - Free Blood Cancer Medicine Advice Message
Message advises recipients that "Imitinef Mercilet", a medicine that cures blood cancer, is available free of charge from the Adyar Cancer Institute in Chennai, India.