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Hoax-Slayer Top 10 Articles



Not all stories listed here are hoaxes.

The Hoax-Slayer Top Ten includes articles relating to hoaxes, scams, and true stories as well as stories that contain a mixture of true and false information. Click the title of each listed article to access a full report on the topic.


  1. Hoax - Eating Shrimp and Taking Vitamin C Can Cause Death by Arsenic Poisoning
    Circulating health message warns recipients not to eat shrimp or prawns while taking vitamin C because it can cause a chemical reaction that can lead to sudden death by arsenic poisoning.

  2. Vue Cinemas “Five Free Tickets” Facebook Scam
    Post being shared on Facebook claims that you can click to get 5 free tickets from UK based cinema chain Vue Cinemas.

  3. Misleading Warning about Missed Calls From +375 and +371 Numbers Outlined
    Message circulating via SMS, social media and email warns you not to return missed calls from numbers starting with +375 or +371 because you will be charged between $15 and $30 for each returned call and your contact list and financial information will be instantly stolen from your phone.

  4. Killer ‘Crunches’ Biscuits Warning Is A Hoax
    Circulating social media message warns you not to buy or eat any biscuits called ‘crunches’ because they contain a poisonous chemical that has already killed 45 people in South Africa.

  5. NONSENSE - 'All Americans Microchipped by 2017'
    Report claims that a 2007 NBC News segment predicted that all Americans would be microchipped by the year 2017. The reports suggest that the implanted RFID microchips will be used by the US government to control its citizens.

  6. Rowan Atkinson (Mr Bean) Targeted In Yet Another Death Hoax
    Circulating social media message, which purports to be ‘BBC ‘Breaking News’, claims that much-loved actor Rowan Atkinson, aka,’Mr Bean’, has committed suicide.

  7. “You Sent A Payment” PayPal Scams Continue
    Emails that appear to be from PayPal claim that the recipient has purchased an expensive item via eBay and has sent a payment for the item to the seller.

  8. Facebook Limiting Posts Warning - 'This is a Test'
    Circulating Facebook message claims that Facebook is limiting Page posts so that no more than 7% of people see them. The message, which bills itself as a test, asks users to like the message and comment 'yes' to ensure that more people see the Page's messages.

  9. Mobile Home Giveaway Facebook Scam
    Facebook Page claims that you can get a chance to win a mobile home from “Redwood Unique Homes” just by liking the Page, sharing a post about the giveaway and adding a comment.

  10. ‘Bananas Injected With HIV’ Hoax Warningd
    Circulating warning messages claim that people are injecting HIV infected blood into bananas so you should not eat bananas that contain a red colour inside. One recent version, which is presented as a ‘breaking news’ report from CNN, claims that bananas in an Oklahoma Walmart store have tested positive for HIV.




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