A compendium of what's new and what's hot on Hoax-Slayer
'Pieces of iPad' Giveaway Facebook Scam
Message being shared across Facebook claims that a particular Page is giving away 193 "pieces of iPad 2" to users who share an image and like the Page.
Hoax - Hacking Group Anonymous Targeting Facebook Users With Giraffe Profile Pics
Facebook warning message claims that the hacking group Anonymous is wiping out the bank accounts and hard drives of people who have played the popular giraffe challenge riddle game and are therefore using giraffe profile images.
Bogus Warning - Canned Fruit From Thailand Contaminated With HIV
Circulating message claims that HIV carriers in Thailand have deliberately contaminated canned fruit in a factory by dripping their blood into the food.
Giraffe Profile Picture Virus Hoax
Message circulating rapidly on Facebook claims that changing your profile picture to that of a giraffe will allow hackers to steal your Facebook login details and remotely control your computer.
Instant Noodles do NOT contain a Wax Coating That Causes Cancer
Message circulating via social media claims that instant noodles have a wax coating to stop them from sticking together and that this wax can build up in your body and cause cancer.
Stephen Harper Inflammatory 'First Nations' Tweet Exposed as a Hoax
Circulating message features a screenshot of a supposed tweet by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in which he states that Canada will not yield to the First Nations and promises to crush their demonstrations. The message claims that the offending tweet was quickly removed and asks users to share the screenshot as a means of exposing and shaming Prime Minister Harper.
Inaccurate 'Now Hiring' Toll Free Phone Number Message Still Circulating
Message circulating via social media claims that Fed Ex, Home Depot, UPS, Verizon, and Staples are hiring staff. The message lists toll-free phone numbers for the companies and asks that users share the information to help job seekers.