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2012 FIFA World Cup Online Lottery Advance Fee Scam
Email that pretends to originate from world football governing body FIFA, claims that the recipient has won a large sum of money in the 2012 FIFA World Cup Online Lottery Program and should fill in and send an attached form to begin the process of claiming the prize.
Email Claiming US Gold Medal Gymnast Gabrielle Douglas Faces Lifetime Ban Used to Spread Malware
Recently discovered emails claim that United States Gymnast Gabrielle Douglas, Gold Medalist in the 2012 London Summer Olympics, is facing a lifetime ban after testing positive for a banned diuretic.
Meteor Showers August 2012
Message circulating on Facebook advises that, during the night of August 12 and 13, 2012, people will be able to view a rare meteor shower in which a predicted 100 meteors per hour may be seen in the night sky.
Bigpond Security Service Phishing Scam
Message purporting to be from Australian Internet service provider Bigpond claims that the Bigpond Security Service has limited access to email features until users restore their accounts by replying with their username and password.
Wrestling Star John Cena is NOT Dead
Circulating social media message claims that World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) star John Cena has died of a head injury while practicing a wrestling stunt with a WWE co-star.
Hoax - NASA Predicts Total Blackout of Planet in Dec 2012
Circulating message claims that NASA has predicted a total blackout of the planet for a three day period in December 2012 during which the universe will be aligned and the Earth will shift into another dimension.
Wrestling Star Undertaker is NOT Dead
Message circulating via social media claims that World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) star Undertaker has died of a neck injury while practicing with a WWE co-star.
Colin And Chris Weir Donation Programme Advance Fee Scam
Email that pretends to be from UK lottery winners Colin And Chris Weir claims that the couple has decided to donate £1,500,000 of their winnings to the email's recipient.
US EPA Regulations Force Power Plant Closures
Link being forwarded directs readers to a page that illustrates the number of US coal-fired power generation plants that will be forced to close due to new EPA regulations.
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'View Facebook Followers' Scam Targets Twitter Users
Message being pushed across Twitter claims that users can see who has viewed and followed their Facebook Profile by clicking a link in the tweet.
Lloyds TSB 'New Banking Authentication' Phishing Scam
Email that appears to originate from UK retail bank Lloyds TSB claims that new banking authentication procedures are being implemented and recipients must therefore confirm their banking details by clicking an included link or risk losing access to their accounts.
Samantha Cook Missing Person Message
Message circulating via social media websites asks users to look out for 15 year old Samantha Cook who has been missing from her home in Summerdale, Alabama since July 23rd 2012.
Faux Image - Pilots Protesting Chemtrails
Image circulating via social media and email depicts uniformed pilots marching with picture placards supposedly showing chemtrails.
Telstra Bill Account Update Phishing Scam
Email purporting to be from Australian telecommunications provider, Telstra, claims that the company has detected a billing error or was unable to process a recent payment and the recipient is therefore required to click a link and update billing information or risk interruption to service.
McDonald’s Signboard Supporting Chick-Fil-A
Photo being forwarded on Facebook supposedly shows a McDonald’s restaurant sign with a message expressing support of Chick-fil-A and daring consumers to boycott them.
ABSA 'Authorized EFT Payment Received' Phishing Scam
Email purporting to be from South African bank ABSA claims that the recipient must approve a pending EFT payment by opening an attached file and supplying account login details.
Five Headed Cobra Hoax Images
Circulating images supposedly depict a five-headed cobra found at Kukke Subrahmanya, a Hindu temple in the Indian state of Karnataka.
Is Lemon A Cancer Killer That is 10,000 Times Stronger Than Chemotherapy?
Message purporting to be from the Institute of Health Sciences in Baltimore claims that lemon is a "miraculous product" that can kill cancer cells, is 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy, and is "a proven remedy against cancers of all types".