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Legitimate: 'Reminder to Update Your Legacy Blogger Account' Email

Email from Google Blogger notes that legacy Blogger accounts will no longer be accessible after May 30, 2012 unless users migrate their blog to the Google Account system.

Fake Microsoft "Anti-spoofing Update" Notification Email

Email purporting to be from Microsoft claims that a new security update has been released and instructs recipients to follow a link to install the update with "just one click".

Facebook Survey Scam - Free Pair of Ray-Bans

Message appearing on Facebook claims that users can get a free pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses by clicking a link in the post.

Warnings Claim Thousands May Lose Internet In July 2012

Warnings circulating via social media and email claim that many thousands of people may lose their Internet connections in July 2012 unless they check for and remove a malware infection from their computers.

'22 Foot 2500 Pound' Crocodile Photo

Circulating photograph purportedly shows a 22 foot 2500 pound Crocodile killed near a village on Africa's Niger River.

Bank Of America 'General Account Update' Phishing Scam

Email purporting to be from Bank of America claims that the recipient's account has shown unusual activity and that he or she must sign in to verify bank login details.

Photos of Elephants Inside the Mfuwe Lodge in Zambia

Circulating set of photographs depict elephants strolling through the reception area of the Mfuwe Lodge in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park.

Updated and Popular Articles

Apple Store Account Phishing Scam

Emails purporting to be from Apple claim that the recipient must follow a link to verify his or her Apple Store account and billing details or risk having the account deactivated.

New US Presidential Coins Omit "In God We Trust"?

Protest message claims that "In God We Trust" was intentionally omitted from the new United States Presidential $1 Coins issued in 2007.

Facebook Sweepstakes Advance Fee Scam

Email purporting to be from the "Facebook Team" claims that the recipient has won $100,000 in the Facebook Sweepstakes and needs to report to the nearest Facebook Office to arrange collection of the prize.

Hoax: HIV Infected Blood In Pepsi

Circulating messages warn people not to drink Pepsi because a Pepsi worker has contaminated bottles with his HIV infected blood.

'DGTFX Virus' Email Account Phishing Scam

Messages purporting to be from Yahoo, BT Internet, Hotmail and other email service providers claim that a DGTFX virus has been detected in the recipient's email folders and he or she must reply with account details or risk account deactivation.

Hoax - June 2012 - 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays

Circulating message claims that June 2012 will feature 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays, a configuration that occurs only once every 823 years.

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