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  • Bogus Donation Request Email Pretends to be From Prince Harry
    Email purporting to be from Prince Harry of Wales asks you to click a link to donate money to a children’s charity that the Prince is supposedly supporting.

    Published: January 21, 2017



  • Strongest Dog In The World Photograph
    Email with an attached photograph of a very muscular canine claims that the dog is the strongest in the world and works for the Russian Army.

    Updated: January 21, 2017

  • 2017 Range Rover Giveaway Facebook Scams Now Appearing
    Various “Range Rover 2017” Facebook Pages claim that “for the first time in Facebook history” you can get the chance to win a Range Rover just by liking the Page, sharing a post, and adding a comment stating which colour you would like if you win. Some versions instruct you to click a link or sign-up button as well.

    Published: January 20, 2017

  • Chase “Please Confirm Activity” Phishing Scam
    “Action required” email purporting to be from Chase Bank claims that you must click a link to confirm that you or someone authorized to use your debit card made a recent transaction.

    Published: January 19, 2017

  • Fake Richard Branson Facebook Page is a Survey Scam
    “Richard Charles Branson” Facebook Page claims that you can share a post and then click a “Sign Up” button for a chance to win a $4000 holiday to a private island.

    Published: January 18, 2017

  • “Free Primark Voucher” Facebook Survey Scam
    Facebook post promises free Primark vouchers to users who click a link in the post and participate as instructed.

    Updated: January 18, 2017

  • Christopher Butterfield Hacker Warning Hoax
    Message warns that a person named Christopher Butterfield is a hacker and that simply accepting a friend request from him will allow him to hack your computer.

    Updated: January 17, 2017

  • Iceland Foods “Free £70 Coupon” Facebook Giveaway Scam
    Post appearing on Facebook claims that you can click to get a free coupon valued at £70 from UK supermarket chain Iceland Foods.

    Published: January 17, 2017

  • Facebook “Click and Like Promo” Advance Fee Scam
    Email purporting to be from a staff member at “FB Security Operating Inc” claims that you are among 20 lucky Facebook users randomly selected as winners in Facebook’s “Click and Like Promo”.

    Published: January 17, 2017

  • PayPal “Regular Account Maintenance” Phishing Scam
    Email purporting to be from PayPal claims that your account has not been updated as part of the company’s regular account maintenance and you must click an “activate” link to confirm your email address.

    Published: January 17, 2017

  • Urban Legend – NASA Scientists Discover Biblical ‘Missing Day’
    Long circulated message claims that detailed calculations performed by scientists at NASA identified a missing day in time, thus proving as fact the Biblical stories that God at one time made the sun stand still and on another occasion made the sun go backwards by ten degrees.

    Updated: January 15, 2017

  • Beware of Scam “YouTube Video” Facebook Messages
    A Facebook message from a friend appears to show that a video of you has racked up a very large number of views on YouTube.

    Published: January 14, 2017

  • Fake-News: “Ex-Army Sniper Takes Out Neighbor’s Home Intruder From Bedroom Window”
    Circulating report claims that an ex-army sniper has saved a neighbouring family by shooting violent home intruders from his bedroom window.

    Published: January 13, 2017

  • KFC “Free Zinger Burger Coupon” Facebook Scam
    Circulating Facebook post claims that you can click to get a free Zinger Burger coupon from fast food outlet KFC.

    Published: January 13, 2017

  • Wells Fargo “Fraud Alert” Phishing Scam
    Email purporting to be from US based bank Wells Fargo claims that the bank has implemented new security measures designed to protect customers from unauthorised login attempts.

    Published: January 12, 2017

  • “We Are Giving 20 BMW” Facebook Like-Farming Scam
    Facebook Page claims that it is giving away 20 BMW cars on February 1st 2017, and, for a chance to win, all you need to do is like the Page, share a post and comment “done”.

    Published: January 9, 2017

  • Maria at Dell Hospital Money for Forwarding Hoax
    Message claims that Dell Hospital will donate 15 cents to help pay medical expenses for five year old Maria who is in hospital after being brutally raped by a man who has AIDS.

    Updated: January 9, 2017

  • “Facebook Will Become Chargeable” Hoax Message
    Widely circulated Facebook post claims that from Saturday morning Facebook will become chargeable. It claims that your Facebook account will stay free if you prove that you are an avid user by sending the same message to at least 10 contacts.

    Published: January 9, 2017

  • Apple iPhone 7 Giveaway Facebook Scam
    Circulating Facebook post claims that Apple is giving away iPhones to “random peoples” as a means of celebrating its 75th anniversary.

    Published: January 9, 2017

  • Amazon “Order Confirmation” Phishing Scam Email
    “Order confirmation” email purporting to be from Amazon claims that you have bought a Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker for £150.

    Published: December 29, 2016

  • “Facebook Will Cost Money” Hoax Returns
    Circulating post claims that you will have to start paying to use Facebook unless you send the same post to your friends in order to confirm that you are an active user.

    Published: December 29, 2016

  • “Official Tax Declaration” Email Links to Malware
    “Official Notification” email claims that the Department of Finance of Australia in collaboration with the Australia Revenue Agency has discovered that your 2016 tax declaration appeared to be imprecise and you currently have an outstanding tax debt as a result.

    Published: December 21, 2016

  • Lidl “Free £500 Vouchers To Everyone This Christmas” Facebook Scam
    Circulating Facebook posts claim that you can click to get a free £500 shopping voucher from European discount supermarket chain Lidl. Supposedly, Lidl is giving away the coupons as a means of celebrating Christmas.

    Published: December 21, 2016

  • “You Have Been Issued With a Traffic Infringement” Malware Email
    Email claims that you have been issued with a traffic infringement and have received a large fine. The email urges you to click a link to download a “Notice Declaration” about the alleged infringement.

    Published: December 20, 2016

  • More Despicable “Like and Comment Amen” Facebook Scams
    Yet more Facebook posts featuring images of sick, injured, or disabled children beg you to click like and add “amen” as a comment. Please do not interact with these posts. They are scams.

    Published: December 20, 2016

  • Audi R8 Facebook Giveaway Scam
    Facebook Page claims that you can win an Audi R8 car just by liking the page, commenting with your desired colour, and sharing a promotional post.

    Published: December 19, 2016

  • 4 Scams That ALL Facebook Users Should Know About
    Scammers just love Facebook! It allows them to quickly and cheaply reach huge numbers of potential victims. And, Facebook is completely free, very easy to use, and accessible to people at all levels of Internet savviness. So, alas, there is a never ending supply of naive and inexperienced users that Facebook scammers can target at will.

    Published: December 19, 2016

  • Walmart “Free $100 Coupon” Facebook Scam
    Facebook post claims that Walmart is giving away a $100 coupon to EVERYONE this Christmas and urges you to click to get your free coupon now.

    Updated: December 18, 2016

  • ATO “Incoming Fax Report” Malware Email
    “Incoming Fax Report” email that purports to be from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) claims that you should open an attached Microsoft Word file to read a secure document.

    Published: December 18, 2016

  • “Microsoft Seasons Greetings Award” Advance Fee Scam
    mail purporting to be from Microsoft claims that you have won £450,000 in the Microsoft Seasons Greetings award and you are required to contact Microsoft’s Validating Department to file your claim for the prize.

    Published: December 18, 2016

  • Do Images Show a Brazilian Man Who Had Surgery to Get a Dog’s Face?
    Circulating messages claim that a series of included images depict a man in Brazil who had a dog’s snout, eyebrows and ears surgically implanted onto his own face.

    Updated: December 18, 2016




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