Warning circulating on Facebook claims that mothers are being asked to post details of their children, such as name, birth date and weight at birth, so that scammers can falsely claim benefits in the children's names.
Protest message circulating via social media claims that Cardiff City football club refused to donate a club shirt to place in the coffin of Lance Corporal Richard Scanlon, a soldier killed in Afghanistan despite a request for a shirt from the soldier's family.
Message purporting to be from Facebook claims that the recipient's Facebook account has been reported for annoying or insulting other users and will be disabled if he or she does not confirm account details within 24 hours.
Email forward that features a series of colour photographs depicting the life and times of Adolf Hitler before and during the 2nd World War claims that the pictures were snapped by an American photographer working for Life magazine, who subsequently disappeared. According to the message, the images were lost for 70 years before they were discovered by a nurse at a Berlin hospital and eventually returned to Life.
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.
Message circulating on Facebook warns uses to watch out for notifications that say a friend has commented on your status because links in the notifications lead to a fake Facebook page that will steal login details.
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