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1: NONSENSE - 'McDonalds Using Human Meat'

Circulating report claims that human meat has been discovered in McDonald's meat factories in the United States. The report further claims that the meat comes from children.

2: Gas Saving Tips – Are They Really Saving You Anything?

An email forward that started in 2007 has made the jump to Facebook, added a new bit, and is still as wrong as it ever was.

3: HOAX - 'Calls to 0809 Area Code from UK will be Charged at £1500 Per Minute'

Circulating message that includes the letterhead of the Greater Manchester Police warns users not to ever dial the area codes 0809, 0284 and 0876 from the UK because such calls will be charged at £1500 per-minute.

4: Video Of Plane With Failed Landing Gear Landing on a Small Truck

Widely circulated video appears to show a pickup truck "catching" the front of a landing passenger jet with failed landing gear thereby saving the aircraft and its passengers from disaster.

5: Russian K-7 Heavy Bomber Images

Circulating message claims that attached images depict a K-7, an exceptionally large aircraft built in Russia during the 1930's.

6: MALWARE - 'Green Winick' Notice to Appear in Court Email

Email purporting to be from Green Winick Attorneys at Law claims that you are required to appear in court and should click a link to view a copy of the court notice.

7: 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.

8: Amy Hamilton Missing Child Hoax

Missing person poster circulating via social media claims that 6-year-old Amy Hamilton is missing from the Croydon area of London and is believed to have been kidnapped by an "Asian grooming gang".

9: Video Showing Man Taken by Killer Whale

A viral video appears to show a man taken by a killer whale as he walks along a beach.

10: 809 Area Code Scam Warning Email

Email forward, ostensibly from AT&T, warns that consumers are being tricked into dialling international telephone numbers and thereby incurring enormous call charges of thousands of dollars per minute.


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