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Refugee Monthly Allowance From Australian Government Hoax
Protest emails claim that refugees receive a substantially higher monthly payment from the Australian government than do Australian pensioners.
Hoax: Facebook to Start Charging This Summer - Facebook Icon Will Turn Blue
Message circulating on Facebook claims that Facebook will soon start charging for access but those who repost the message on their walls will get to keep their free accounts if their Facebook icon turns blue.
WhatsApp 'Logo Will Turn Red' Hoax
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.
Mother Tiger Nurses Piglets Email
Email forward that includes photographs of a tiger suckling several tiger-costumed piglets claims that the baby pigs were given to the mother tiger to counteract her depression after losing her own cubs.
Olympic Tower 2016 - Rio Solar City Tower Design
Message claims that attached images show an innovative solar powered tower that is to be built in the bay at Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games.
Hotmail Account Closure Phishing Scam
Email purporting to be from Hotmail Customer Care claims that the recipient must confirm his or her Hotmail account by replying with account login details within 48 hours or risk having the account closed down.
Bloody Mary Curse Chain Email
Chain email claims to be cursed once opened and warns that "Bloody Mary" will kill the recipient if the email is not quickly sent to others.
Miracle in Egypt - Buried Children Saved By Jesus
Email forward tells the story of two Egyptian children who were buried alive by their murderous father but miraculously survived underground for fifteen days with the help of a "man wearing shiny white clothes, with bleeding wounds in his hands"
Facebook '1 Lost Message' Pharmacy Spam Email
Email purporting to be a notification from Facebook claims that the recipient has 1 lost message that can be retrieved by clicking a link.