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Video Of Plane With Failed Landing Gear Landing on a Small Truck

Widely circulated video appears to show a pickup truck "catching" the front of a landing passenger jet with failed landing gear thereby saving the aircraft and its passengers from disaster.


Free Facebook Credits Survey Scam

Message appearing on Facebook Walls claims that the user can get 5000 Facebook credits for free just by following a link in the post.


Chicken Jerky Dog Treats Warning

Warning message claims that 70 dogs have died from eating chicken jerky treats from China.


Bogus Warning - 'BBQ Enthusiast' Avatar on Cafe World is a Trojan Horse Virus

Message circulating on Facebook warns Cafe World users not to click on an avatar named "BBQ ENTHUSIAST" because it is a "trojan horse virus".


Prayer Request For Karen Perry

Social media message asks users to offer prayers for Karen Perry who lost all three of her children in a plane crash in November 2011.


Bogus Warning - Scammers Asking for Baby Details to Claim Benefits in Your Children's Names

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.


False Claim - Cardiff City Football Club Refused to Donate Club Shirt for Fallen Soldier's Coffin

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.


Facebook Account Reported Phishing Scam

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.


False Claim - Colour Photographs of Hitler Taken by American Life Photographer

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.


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Phone Text Message Lottery Scams

Phone text (SMS) messages claim that the recipient has won a substantial sum of money in an online lottery or promotion.


Christmas Tree App Virus Hoax

Messages circulating rapidly on Facebook warn users not to install the "Christmas tree app" because it is a destructive trojan virus.


Sears Supports Reservist Employees Email Forward

Messages circulating via email and social media claim that Sears is paying salary differences and maintaining benefits for its reservist employees even though they are not required by law to do so.


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.


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.


Free Heart Surgery for Children - Facebook Share

Message circulating on Facebook claims that free of cost heart surgery for children is available at a Bangalore hospital and that users should share the post to help spread the word.


Hacker Warning Hoax - Do Not Accept Friend Requests From Bobby Roberts

Message warns people not to accept friend requests from Bobby Roberts because he is a hacker and his name will "destroy everything".


'New Way to Hack Your Face Book' Warning Message

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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