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Windows Live 'Account Blocked' Phishing Scam

Email claims that the recipient's Windows Live Hotmail Account has been blocked because someone may have used the account to send out junk messages. The recipient is advised to follow a link to reactivate the blocked account.


'Quilts in the Snow Photographs' - The Art of Simon Beck

Widely circulated email features a series of attached photographs depicting huge and intricate "quilt" patterns made in snow by artist Simon Beck.


Facebook Survey Scam - Free Oakleys To All Facebook Users!

Message appearing on Facebook claims that all Facebook users can receive a free pair of Oakley sunglasses just by following a link in the post.


Amazon 'Order Cancellation' Pharmacy Spam Emails

Emails purporting to be from Amazon.com claim that a recent Amazon order has been successfully cancelled and invite recipients to click a link to view details about the cancelled order.


Survey Scam - Free $1000 Walmart Gift Card Text Message

Phone text message claims that the recipient has been selected to receive a $1000 Walmart gift card. The recipient is instructed to visit a website and enter a code to claim the prize.


Hoax - Picture of 'World's Largest Tortoise'

Social media message claims that an attached photograph depicts the world's largest tortoise, found in the Amazon River, being transported along a roadway strapped to the bed of a large truck.


Santander Online Banking Software Upgrade Phishing Scam

Email, purporting to be from large banking group Santander, claims that, due to a scheduled security software upgrade, the recipient must click a link to upgrade their account immediately.


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Shark Behind Scuba Divers Photo Hoax

Email claims that an attached image showing a large shark very close behind a scuba-diving couple is a real photograph taken during a family holiday in Australia.


Gang Initiation Warning Hoax - Infant Car Seat Left On Roadside

Warning message claims that criminals in the UK are placing infant car seats containing fake babies on the sides of rural roads as a means of tricking potential victims into stopping their cars so that gang members can rape and rob them as part of a gang initiation.


Do Not Call - Mobile Phones Going Public Hoax

Circulating email warns that mobile phone numbers in Australia are "going public" next month and claims that consumers will be charged for calls made to them by telemarketing companies.


Commonwealth Bank Phishing Scam - Online Access Suspended Message

Email, purporting to be from Australia's Commonwealth Bank, claims that the recipient's online account access has been suspended until he or she verifies identity and account details via a link in the message.


Circus Cruelty to Animals Protest Message - Baby Elephant Photograph

Circulating message protesting the cruel treatment of circus elephants features as evidence a photograph of a baby elephant beside its mother.


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 or inform them that their video is "on the top of YouTube". Other versions claim that recipient's YouTube video has been approved.


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.


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