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Microsoft Cyber-Crime Department Phishing Scam

Email purporting to be from the Microsoft Cyber-Crime Department claims that all email users around the world are required to validate their account by clicking a link in the message or risk having their email address deleted from the world email server.


Does A Photo Depict A Puppy Being Forced to Drink Vodka?

A photograph circulating via social media that appears to show a puppy being forced to drink vodka from a bottle by a heavily tattooed young man, asks people to try to identify the man so that he can be reported for animal cruelty.


Post Circulating Claims Hotel Made Disabled US Veteran Crawl Down Stairs

Post links to a user submitted CNN iReport article which relates the story of a US Army veteran who was wounded in Iraq and paralyzed from the waist down. According to the story, the disabled vet was stuck on the third floor of the hotel when a power outage rendered the elevator inoperable, and his request for assistance to the front desk was rudely dismissed by the desk clerk.


AFL vs NRL - Wrongdoings of Australian Members of Parliament Hoax

Message that lists the number of people in a particular group accused of various criminal or immoral activities claims that the group actually represents the 535 members of the Australian Parliament.


Three.co.uk Phishing Scam

Email that appears to originate from mobile phone service provider Three.com.uk claims that the customer's account has been locked and must therefore be reactivated by clicking a link in the message.


Another Facebook Sick Baby Hoax - Baby With Brain Cancer

Facebook message that shows an image of a baby with a large growth on the side of her face claims that the baby has brain cancer. The message asks users to offer blessings to the baby by liking or sharing the image.


Circulating Opinion Piece - 'Democratic, Republican Liberal-Progressive's Worst Nightmare'

Oft forwarded political piece stridently discusses a long list of perceived problems with social and political life in modern America.


Misleading Health Advice Email - 'Mayo Clinic on Aspirin and Heart Attacks'

Message claiming to be from the Mayo Clinic offers health advice related to the use of aspirin for preventing heart attacks.


'Email Deactivation Warning' Phishing Scam

Email claiming to be from the Mail Administrator claims that the recipient's email address has been queued for deactivation due to an account error. The message instructs the recipient to click a link to resolve the problem and avoid account deactivation.


New and Updated Articles

Fake Three (Or Seven) Headed Snake Image

Circulating message claims that an attached image depicts a three headed (or seven headed) cobra found on a roadway somewhere in India.


Facebook Survey Scam - Free Argos Gift Card

Message appearing on Facebook claims that users can receive a free 500 Argos Gift Card just by clicking a link in the post.


Anti-Obama Youtube Video Compiles Multiple Conspiracy Theories

Compilation of conspiracy theories combines a multitude of claims against Obama into one nearly 11 minute long scaremongering video.


Fake AT&T Bill Emails Point To Malware

Email purporting to be from phone service provider AT&T claims that the recipient's bill is ready for viewing. The recipient is urged to click a Login button to access the bill online.


Messages Claim Coca Cola to be Banned In Bolivia

Messages circulating via social media claim that Coca Cola will be officially banned in the South American nation of Bolivia on December 21st, 2012.


'Free Apple Product' Text Message Survey Scam

Mobile phone text message claims that the recipient has won a free Apple product and should follow a link and enter a code to claim the prize.


Circulating Warning - Facebook May Close Down Animal Rescue Accounts

Message circulating rapidly on Facebook warns that Facebook may close down animal rescue accounts. A link in the message opens a blog post that provides more information about the issue.


Killer House Plant Warning

Message claims that an indoor plant that is commonly kept in homes and offices is so poisonous that it can kill a child in less than a minute and an adult in 15 minutes. The message, which comes with a photograph of the "killer plant", also warns that touching the plant and then rubbing your eyes can cause permanent blindness.


Scammers Pose as Microsoft Tech Support Workers to Hijack Computers

Warning message claims that scammers posing as Microsoft staff members are calling people and attempting to trick them into handing over access to their computers.


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