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Skype TopUp Payment PayPal Phishing Scam

Email notifies the recipient that a Skype TopUp payment of 69.99 GBP has been made via his or her PayPal account.


'DGTFX Virus' Email Account Phishing Scam

Messages purporting to be from Yahoo, BT Internet and other email service providers claims that a DGTFX virus has been detected in the recipient's email folders and he or she must reply with account details or risk account deactivation.


Recent Facebook Porn Attack Highlights Dangers of Misleading 'Security' Warnings

For two or three frantic days in November, 2011, many Facebook News Feeds were hit by a wave of pornographic and violent images.This article is not about the spam attack itself but about how a series of inaccurate and misleading 'hacker' and 'virus' warnings, that circulated the network well before the attack, contributed greatly to the general confusion, and ultimately, just made matters worse.


False - Send Christmas Cards for Recovering Soldiers to Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Circulating messages claims that people can send Christmas cards to recovering soldiers in the UK via the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.


Christmas Cards for Recovering American Soldiers

Message claims that people can send Christmas greetings to wounded soldiers by addressing cards to "A Recovering American soldier" care of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.


Starbucks Coffee Free Gift Card Survey Scam

Emails and Facebook posts claim that Starbucks is giving away free gift cards and instruct users to click a link to claim their prize.


Facebook 'Virus' Warning - 'Nobody can watch this for more than 15 seconds' Video

Message circulating on Facebook warns users that, if they receive a video titled "Nobody can watch this for more than 15 seconds", they should delete it because the video is a virus that will allow their Facebook accounts to be hacked.


Hoax - Albany Bread Poisoned by Staff

Message circulating via email and social media warns South African consumers not to buy Albany Bread because it has been poisoned by disgruntled staff.


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Shark's Love for Man Hoax

Slideshow presentation claims that a friendly and thankful Great White Shark constantly follows a fisherman who once saves its life and the two have formed a "mutual affection".


Jordon Mills Prayer Request

Circulating social media message ask users to pray for the recovery of Jordon Mills. According to the message, Jordon is currently in intensive care due to "Chrons" and is in need of a miracle.


Boy Shot By Step Dad Charity Hoax

Message claims that, every time a text or social media message is sent on, AT&T, Verizon or Facebook will donate money to help pay for surgery on a 14 year old boy who was shot six times by his stepfather while attempting to protect his young sister.


PayPal 'Verify to Resolve Account Limitations' Phishing Scam

Email, purporting to be from PayPal, claims that the recipient's account has been limited and that he or she must login via a link in the message to resolve the issue.


Budweiser Frogs Virus Hoax

Email claims that a screensaver featuring the Budweiser Frogs contains a dangerous computer virus.


Do Not Call - Mobile Phones Going Public Hoax

Circulating email warns that mobile phone numbers in Australia are "going public" next month and claims that consumers will be charged for calls made to them by telemarketing companies.


Advance Fee Scam - British National Lottery Promo Programme

Email purporting to be from the British National Lottery claims that the recipient has won £1,500,000 in the British National Lottery Promo Programme.


Mobile Phone Tips - Things You Never Knew Your Mobile Phone Could Do

Message outlines four mobile phone tips that it claims can be useful in emergency situations.


Alert From Facebook Security Team Phishing Scam

Message, purporting to be from the Facebook Security Team, claims that the recipientís Facebook account may have been compromised and that he or she must follow a link to verify account details within 12 hours or risk having the account permanently suspended.


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