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Can Birds Die From Eating Discarded Gum?

Circulating message claims that birds can die after eating gum thrown on the ground because it fouls their systems and prevents them from eating or drinking. The message includes a photograph depicting a small dead bird with another bird looking on.


Qian Hongyan AOL Money For Forwarding Hoax

Circulating slide presentation about Qian Hongyan, a child in China that lost both legs in an accident, claims that AOL will donate 10 cents to help fund prosthetic legs for the girl each time the message is forwarded.


Foursquare 'Friend Request Approved' Pharmacy Spam

Email purporting to be from social networking service Foursquare claims that a recent Foursquare friend request has been approved.


LinkedIn User Passwords Stolen - Change Your LinkedIn Password Immediately

Due to a security breach, users of popular business orientated social network LinkedIn are being advised to login to their accounts and change their passwords immediately.


Useless Warning - Facebook Will Start Using Your Photos in Ads on Friday

Rapidly circulating message warns that on Friday, Facebook will start using your photographs in ads targeting your friends.


Completely Pointless and Misleading 'Facebook Privacy Notice'

Message circulating on Facebook advises users to publish a "Facebook Privacy Notice" as a means of stopping the public use of material they post on the network.


Black Lion Facebook Hoax

Message circulating rapidly on Facebook asks users to "like" a photograph purportedly depicting an entirely black lion.


Satanist Friend Request Facebook Warning

Message circulating on Facebook warns users not to accept friend requests from people on an included list because they are Satanists.


Spurious First Aid Advice Message - Eggs For Treatment of Burns

Circulating message claims that egg white is a "healing miracle" for burns and should be applied to burns as an immediate first aid measure. The message also claims that firemen in training are taught to treat burns with egg whites and that applying egg white can regenerate burnt skin.


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Hitman Payoff Scam Email

Email claims that the sender has been paid to kill you but he will cancel the contract if you pay him a large sum of money.


Hoax: Facebook to Start Charging This Summer - Facebook Icon Will Turn Blue ( Or Gold)

Message circulating on Facebook claims that Facebook will soon start charging for access but those who repost the message on their walls will get to keep their free accounts if their Facebook icon turns blue or gold.


'Switch to Pink Facebook' Survey Scam

Message appearing on Facebook claims that users can switch the colour of their profile from blue to pink by clicking a link.


Nine Zero Hash Phone Scam Hoax

Email claims that a scammer can take control of you phone if you key in 90#.


FedEx Incorrect Delivery Address Malware Email

Email purporting to be from delivery company FedEx claims that a package en route to the recipient has been returned due to an addressing error and that he or she must open an attached file to print a mailing label in order to receive the package.


Domain Name Application Scam

Emails, purporting to be from a domain name registration entity in China, warn that someone is applying to register a series of domain names based on the recipient's brand name or existing domain name.


Boy Shot By Step Dad Charity Hoax

Message claims that, every time a text or social media message is sent on, AT&T, Verizon or Facebook will donate money to help pay for surgery on a 14 year old boy who was shot six times by his stepfather while attempting to protect his young sister.


London Olympics 2012 Lottery Scam

Email claims that the recipient has won 800,000 in the London 2012 Olympic Campaign Promotion.


Walmart '$75 Credit for Customers' Phishing Scam

Email purporting to be from Walmart claims that the recipient has been chosen to receive a prize of $75 just for being a customer of the company. The recipient is instructed to fill in an attached form to claim the $75 prize.


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