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Protest Message Rails Against New Facebook Timeline

Message circulating rapidly on Facebook protests against the forced implementation of Facebook's new Timeline feature and asks users to repost as many times as possible in an effort to get Facebook to change its mind on the issue.


Bogus Warning - Adobe Flash Player Update Messages in Zynga Games are Trojans Outline

Message circulating on Facebook warns Zinga players not to click on Adobe Flash Player Update popup messages because the messages are trojans.


Baby With Skin Rash Facebook Share Hoax

Facebook message that includes a series of photographs of a baby with a severe skin rash claims that Facebook will pay three cents to help the child every time that the message is shared or liked.


The Tale of the Racist Airline Passenger

Long circulated story relates how a racist airline passenger receives her comeuppance from airline staff.


Mechanically Separated Chicken Warning

Circulating message describes the making of mechanically separated chicken and includes a photograph of the resulting chicken paste. The message claims that mechanically separated chicken is used to make McDonald's chicken nuggets.


Seriously McDonald's - African Americans Pay More Hoax

Circulating image shows a sign posted in the window of a McDonald's store that informs African-American customers that they are required to pay more due to a string of robberies.


Hoax - Queensland Will Hold a Referendum in July For a New Constitution

Political diatribe urges recipients to vote "NO" in an upcoming referendum asking for a new constitution in the Australian state of Queensland.


Another Facebook Nonsense Post - Share to Help Baby With Brain Disorder

Message that includes a photograph of a baby with a severe cranial deformity asks users to share the picture as a way of collecting prayers to help the child.


Bogus Seattle Traffic Ticket Email Points To Malware

Email purporting to be from the Seattle Police Department claims that the recipient has been given a traffic ticket for speeding. Recipients are invited to click a link to plead their case.




Popular Articles

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.


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