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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. 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.

  2. ‘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.

  3. Tear Drop Monument - Russian Gift to the United States
    Email claims that attached photographs show a monument donated by Russia as a memorial for the victims of 9/11.

  4. Hoax - 'All European Newborn Babies Microchipped From December 2016'
    Circulating report claims that from December 2016, all newborn babies born in Europe will be implanted with a subcutaneous RFID chip that will include a GPS sensor that can transmit data to cell phones and tablets.

  5. 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.

  6. ‘Sonia Disowns Rahul’ Virus Hoax
    Message circulating via social media and SMS warns people not to accept a video called ‘Sonia disowns Rahul’ because it is a very dangerous virus that will format your mobile phone.

  7. 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.

  8. Misleading Warning about Missed Calls From +375 and +371 Numbers Outline
    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.

  9. 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.

  10. No Harm Done?’ Think Again! – 4 Reasons Why Participating In Bogus Facebook Giveaways Is NOT Harmless
    Facebook is awash with bogus competition pages. You know, the ones that promise amazing prizes such as store vouchers, holidays, luxury vehicles, ocean cruises, free air travel, and even houses in exchange for liking, sharing, commenting, and filling in surveys.

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