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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.


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Praying Mother and Son Rock Formation

Email message claims an attached image depicts a rock formation in Burma that resembles a mother and son praying by a lake.


ATM Security Advise Message : Enter PIN In Reverse to Call Police

Message claims that if you are forced by robbers to withdraw money from an ATM, you can secretly alert police by entering your PIN in reverse.


Facebook 'See Who Viewed Your Profile' Scams - Rogue 'Stalker' Apps

Various messages posted on Facebook claim that, by following a link and installing a Facebook application, you can see who has been viewing your Facebook Profile or find out who has been stalking you.


"Went To The Party" Anti Drink-Driving Message

Message that features a graphic image of a car accident includes a transcript of the last words supposedly uttered by a young woman who died in the accident.


Famous Violinist Joshua Bell Plays At Metro Station

Email forward claims that virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell performed incognito at a metro station in Washington DC playing on a violin worth millions of dollars but his performance received very little interest from passersby.


Phone Text Message Lottery Scams

Phone text (SMS) messages claim that the recipient has won a substantial sum of money in an online lottery or promotion.


Jim Neugent - Rude Response from ABC

Email claims that a man named Jim Neugent received a very rude response when he contacted US television network ABC to complain about an episode of "The Practice" which dealt with the possible gay marriage of two of the characters.


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