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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  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. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. ‘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.

  9. ‘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.

  10. 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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