Debunking email hoaxes and exposing Internet scams since 2003!

Hoax-Slayer Logo Hoax-Slayer Logo

DividerDivider
Hoax-Slayer Website    Digest Archive    About and Privacy
DividerDivider

New Articles

US Airways 'Flight Confirmation' Malware Emails

Emails purporting to be from US Airways claim to contain a flight confirmation code and suggest that users click a link to check in online and confirm reservation details.


Disabled Student Left Out of School Choral Performance

Message circulating via social media describes an incident at a school in which Alex, a student with Cerebral Palsy, was not given the chance to participate in a choral performance with his classmates. The message includes a photograph of Alex sitting in his wheelchair alone to the side while other students perform.


Apple $100 Discount Card Phishing Scam

Email purporting to be from Apple claims that, as a special reward for long term customers, recipients can receive $100 credit at Australian Apple Stores simply by purchasing a $9 discount card.


ECU Australia 'Unauthorized Credit Card Use' Phishing Scam

Email purporting to be from ECU Australia claims that the recipient's ECU account has been limited due to a report of unauthorized credit card transactions and that he or she must therefore restore account access by submitting an attached form.


'Daddy it Hurts' Anti-Child Abuse Chain Letter

Message that features an image of a small child with an injured face along with a poem about a child murdered by an abusive father exhorts recipients to repost the image and poem to show that they are against child abuse.


False Protest Message Claims Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani Has Been Executed

Social media driven protest message claims that Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has been executed in Iran and asks why church and government authorities have not raised an international outcry about the pastor's death.


Taylor Siders Missing Teen Alert - (Taylor Has Now Been Found)

Circulating message asks users to watch out for teenager Taylor Siders who went missing from Hurricane High School on February 23, 2012.


Facebook Survey Scam - Free Pair of Toms Shoes

Message appearing on Facebook claims that users will receive a free pair of Toms shoes if they click a link included in the post.


Updated and Popular Articles

Google Promotion Award Advance Fee Scam

Email claims that the recipient has won a large sum of money in a "Promotion Award" operated by search engine giant, Google.


Social Media Driven Hope Barbie Campaign

Messages circulating via social media websites suggest that toymaker Mattel create a "Hope Barbie" with no hair so that every little girl that is fighting cancer feels beautiful.


Westpac 'Quick Survey' Phishing Scam

Email purporting to be from Australia's Westpac Bank claims that the recipient can have $35 credited to their account in exchange for filling in a short survey contained in an attached file.


eBay 'Please Confirm Your Identity' Phishing Scam

Email, purporting to be from eBay, claims that the user has tried to sign in from an unfamiliar computer and must therefore confirm his or her identity by clicking a link in the message.


Flower And Wine Delivery Credit Card Scam Warning

Email warning describes an incident in which a scammer, posing as a courier delivering an unexpected gift of wine and roses, stole the gift recipient's credit card details with the use of a portable card scanning device.


Adobe Acrobat Upgrade Phishing Scam Emails

Emails purporting to be from Adobe claim that recipients can download an upgraded version of Adobe products by following links in the messages.


Halifax Bank Phishing Scam

Email purporting to be from the UK's Halifax Bank claims that new online banking authentication procedures are being introduced and that customers must therefore follow a link and confirm their online banking details.


Protest Message - Live 'Tortoise' Souvenirs Sold in China

Message circulating on Facebook claims that live tortoises sealed in bags of herbal solution are being sold as souvenirs in China


Get notified via email when a new Digest is published. Enter email address:
 
Or subscribe to Digest notifications via RSS:


Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page Follow Me On Twitter

Bookmark and Share






comments powered by Disqus