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  • 'Like and Comment and See What Happens to the Picture' Facebook Like-Farming Scams
    A number of Facebook posts are circulating that claim that if you 'like' a picture and then type a number or a word 'something will happen' to the picture.

    Published: September 1, 2015



  • Hoax - Julia Gillard Tells Muslims To Adapt or Leave
    Widely circulated message claims that former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard stated that immigrants should adapt to Australian culture, language and beliefs or leave the country and that Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law should get out of Australia.

    Updated: September 1, 2015

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger is NOT Dead
    According to a circulating 'news' report, actor Arnold Schwarzenegger has died of an apparent heart attack in his Los Angeles home. But, the message is yet another celebrity death hoax. Big Arnie has not been terminated.

    Published: August 31, 2015

  • Disney Still A Favourite Target for Facebook Scammers
    Perhaps because it is such a high-profile entity and is known all around the world, Disney tends to be a favourite target for Facebook scammers.

    Updated: August 31, 2015

  • Hoax - Giant Killer Snake Found in the Red Sea
    Circulating message that features images depicting a gigantic snake on the back of a large military truck claims that the snake was found in the Red Sea after it had killed 320 tourists and 125 divers.

    Updated: August 31, 2015

  • Hoax - University of Kentucky Removes Holocaust From Curriculum
    Protest email claims that the University of Kentucky is about to remove teachings of the Holocaust from its school curriculum because it could offend the Muslim population.

    Updated: August 31, 2015

  • HOAX - 'HIV & AIDS Infected Oranges Coming From Libya'
    Circulating message warns that the immigration services of Algeria have recovered oranges from Libya that have been injected with 'HIV & AIDS blood'.

    Published: August 29, 2015

  • Fake FedEx 'Shipment Notification' Email Contains Malware
    According to this email, which claims to be a shipment notification from delivery company FedEx, you can view a tracking update by opening an attached file. Supposedly, FedEx sent the email in response to a request for a tracking update.

    Published: August 28, 2015

  • Red Cross 'Job Offer' Scam Email
    Email purporting to be from the American Red Cross claims that the organization is recruiting staff to work in a disaster zone and will pay workers $250 per day. To procure one of the positions, you are instructed to fill in a membership form and pay an 'enrollment' fee.

    Updated: August 27, 2015

  • Dear Facebook, I Have a Question......
    In what universe is it NOT a violation of any decent set of 'community standards' to steal a picture of a sick baby and use it just to gather social media likes?

    Published: August 26, 2015

  • iTunes Purchase Receipt Phishing Scam
    Email purporting to be from the iTunes store lists orders supposedly made via the user's Apple account. The email informs users that, if they suspect that their account has been hijacked, they should click a link and supply information to rectify the issue.

    Published: August 26, 2015

  • Willie Nelson is NOT Dead
    'News' report claims that legendary country music star Willie Nelson has been found dead at his Maui home. Rumours derived from the report are circulating via social media.

    Updated: August 26, 2015

  • Royal Caribbean Facebook Survey Scam
    A Facebook Page that claims to be associated with cruise line Royal Caribbean is supposedly giving away free cruise tickets for a two week holiday topped up with $2500 spending money.

    Published: August 24, 2015

  • iPhone 6 Like-Farming Scam
    According to an 'Apple iPhone' Facebook Page currently being promoted across the network, you can win an iPhone 6 just by liking and sharing a promotional image, and adding a comment specifying what colour phone you would like should you win.

    Published: August 23, 2015

  • Pointless and Exploitive 'Share if You Are Against Child Abuse' Facebook Post
    Circulating Facebook message featuring a photograph of a little girl with a badly bruised face asks users to share the picture if they are against child abuse.

    Updated: August 21, 2015

  • Fake-News Report Claims NASA has Predicted 15 Days of Darkness in November 2015
    According to a 'news' report currently circulating via social media, NASA has confirmed that Earth will experience 15 days of total darkness between November 15 and November 29, 2015.

    Published: August 21, 2015

  • Fake Islamic 'America We Will Kill You All' Sign Image Spreading Hate
    This would-be protest message, which is circulating rapidly via social media and email, features a photograph that supposedly depicts a sign near Dearborn, Michigan that threatens American people with death in the name of Allah.

    Published: August 21, 2015

  • Tear Drop Monument - Russian Gift to the United States
    Email claims that attached photographs show a monument donated by Russia as a memorial for the victims of 9/11.

    Updated: August 21, 2015

  • Fake Companies House 'Important Documents' Email Contains Malware
    This email, which purports to be from UK Government department Companies House, supposedly contains important and confidential company documents in an attached file.

    Published: August 20, 2015

  • Facebook Deleting Inactive Users Hoax - 'Facebook Overpopulated'
    Message claims that Facebook is becoming overpopulated and that members who do not send the information to others within two weeks will have their accounts deleted.

    Updated: August 19, 2015

  • 'A for guest WARDE SAID' Hilton Hotel Receipt Malware Email
    According to this email, which purports to be from hotel chain Hilton, a receipt for your hotel booking is included in an attached file. However, the email is not from Hilton. The attachment contains malware.

    Published: August 19, 2015

  • Tesco '£100 Back to School Coupon' Facebook Scam
    According to a post that is currently being shared across Facebook, you can get a 'back to school' Tesco coupon worth £100 by clicking on the post.

    Published: August 19, 2015

  • The Amazing Typewriter Art of Paul Smith
    Email with a series of attached pictures claims that the pictures were created on a typewriter by the artist Paul Smith.

    Updated: August 18, 2015

  • Another Facebook Sick Baby Scam - 'Baby With Brain Cancer'
    This widely circulated Facebook message, which features a photograph depicting a baby with a very large growth on the side of her head, asks users to like, comment, and share the image as a means of raising money to help the pictured baby.

    Published: August 17, 2015

  • 'Temporarily Blocked From Liking Pages' Facebook Message
    Facebook users have reported being blocked from liking Pages after receiving a message stating that they have been blocked for thirty days because of the amount and types of Pages they have liked recently.

    Updated: August 17, 2015

  • Amazon 'New Security Feature' Phishing Scam
    According to this email, which claims to be from Amazon, the company has added a new security feature and you must therefore click a link to update your account information.

    Published: August 17, 2015

  • Christmas Lights were NOT Banned in Cardwell, North Queensland
    Circulating rumours claim that the local council in the small north Queensland town of Cardwell have banned the displaying of Christmas lights after receiving a complaint from a local mosque.

    Updated: August 17, 2015

  • Pepsi Can Hoax
    Message claims that a new Pepsi can is to feature the Pledge of Allegiance, but will omit the words Under God

    Published: August 14, 2015

  • PayPal 'Changes to Legal Agreements' Phishing Scam
    According to this email, which purports to be from PayPal, the company is making changes to its legal agreements and you therefore need to click a 'Confirm Account' button to accept the changes.

    Published: August 14, 2015

  • 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.

    Updated: August 14, 2015

  • Apple KYC Validation Phishing Scam
    According to this email, which purports to be from 'Apple Genius Assistance', you must review your Apple ID information within two days. Supposedly, Apple is required by law under 'KYC legislation' to perform an account verification.

    Updated: August 12, 2015

  • Eating Fido in LA? - Hoax Report Claims American Restaurant Given Permission To Sell Dog Meat
    A circulating report claims that a Los Angeles restaurant called Puchow de Manila Eatery and Fine Dining has been given permission to sell and consume dog meat and is allowed to slaughter up to three dogs per day for that purpose.

    Updated: Last updated: August 10, 2015

  • How Can We Fight Against Disgusting Sick Baby Scams?
    Unfortunately, sick baby scams are still very common on Facebook. What can we do to stop these scams?

    Published: August 7, 2015

  • 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.

    Updated: August 6, 2015



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