One version of a hoax message that is currently circulating rapidly on Facebook features a photograph of baby Zoe Chambers and her mother Julie. Sadly, Zoe passed away in July 2008. Zoe's mother Julie is extremely upset by this cruel and totally unauthorised use of Zoe's picture.
Message purporting to be from FBI deputy director Timothy P. Murphy, claims that the FBI has gathered information that indicates that the recipient has been involved with many illegal and fraudulent activities and will soon be arrested if he or she does not reply to clear his or her name.
Circulating message claims that smartphone instant messaging application WhatsApp is about to start charging users for service but that this charge can be avoided by sending the same message to ten people.
Circulating protest message claims that Casey Anthony, reviled mother of murdered two year old Caylee Anthony, is set to make a lot of money via a movie and book deal. The message asks users to boycott any such book or movie.
Circulating social media message includes a graphic and disturbing image of a German Shepherd with its face partially blown off after youths placed a firecracker in its mouth. The message asks users to share if they are against the mistreatment of animals.
Message circulating on Facebook that includes a photograph of a baby with what appears to be a large growth on his or her face, claims that Facebook will pay three cents to help the child for every time the picture is shared.
Warning message claims that criminals in the UK are placing infant car seats containing fake babies on the sides of rural roads as a means of tricking potential victims into stopping their cars so that gang members can rape and rob them as part of a gang initiation.
Circulating social media message warns users that accepting friend requests from Tanner Dwyer, Christopher Butterfield, Stefania Colac or Alejando Spiljner can allow hackers to access your computer and steal personal information.
Message circulating on Facebook warns users that if they see a "low security" alert with a padlock icon on the top right of their Facebook page, they should ignore it because answering security questions asked by the alert can give hackers access to their accounts.
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