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Facebook Photograph of Man Riding Motorbike Over Children's Hands
Circulating Facebook message that features a photograph of a man driving a motorbike across the hands of a number of children lying on the ground calls on users to share the image as a means of combating child abuse.
IRS Penalty Phishing Scam
Email purporting to be from the IRS warns recipients that they have received a penalty for not submitting a tax return by the specified deadline but invites them to click a link to apply for an exemption.
Hoax - Share Photo to Raise Money to Help Abused Puppy
Message circulating on Facebook that includes a photograph of a badly injured puppy claims that the Humane Society will donate $1 towards an operation to help the dog every time the photo is shared.
Urban Legend - Rapist Hides in Back Seat at Garage
Social media message tells the tale of a woman who narrowly escaped being attacked by a convicted rapist who hid in the back seat of her car when she went to pay for petrol at a garage in Longton UK.
Hoax - Indian Woman Gives Birth to Eleven Babies at Once
Circulating message claims that a woman in India has just broken the world record after giving birth to eleven babies at once. The message includes a photograph depicting eleven babies with a medical team.
Pharmacy Spam Emails Purport to be From YouTube
Emails claiming to be from YouTube ask recipients if the sender can use their photos or videos on a YouTube home page.
Caged Pigs Protest Message
Circulating message that features a photograph depicting pigs confined to very small cages claims that the photograph was taken on an American factory farm and that the pigs are kept in the tight cages so that they will fatten up more quickly because their movement is restricted.