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.
- Watch Out For ‘Luxury RV’ Giveaway Scams On Facebook
Various Facebook Pages claim that you can win a luxury RV or motor home just by liking, sharing, and commenting.
- Sir David Attenborough Is NOT Dead
‘Breaking news’ report circulating via social media claims that much loved naturalist and documentary film-maker Sir David Attenborough has died.
- HOAX - 'Dorval, Quebec Mayor Refuses to Remove Pork From School Canteens'
Circulating message claims that the mayor of Dorval, a city in Quebec Canada, refused to bow to Muslim demands to remove pork from local school canteen menus and explained his decision in a strident note sent to parents in the area.
- 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.
- Do Water Filled Zip-Lock Bags with Added Pennies Keep Flies Away?
Long circulated tip claims that hanging a plastic bag half filled with water and containing four pennies will repel flies.
- Perfume Urban Legend - 'Car Park Criminals Using Ether Disguised as Perfume'd
Circulating messages claim that criminals lurking in parking areas are using drugs disguised as perfume to debilitate and rob victims.
- WhatsApp ‘Ultra-Light Wifi Feature’ Scam Messages
Messages claim that WhatsApp has launched a new ‘Ultra-Light Wifi’ feature and urge you to click a link to activate the feature.
- ‘Bananas Injected With HIV’ Hoax Warning
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.
- ‘Missed Message From Apple’ Survey Scam Email
Email purporting to be from an entity called ‘Apple Rewards’ claims that you have 1 missed message from Apple and should click a link to access the message.
- 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.
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