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Facebook 'Blocked Account' Scam Email

Email purporting to be from Facebook claims that you have blocked your Facebook account and will need to follow links in the message in order to login and reactivate it.


Bank of Queensland 'Security Message' Phishing Scam

Email purporting to be from Bank of Queensland (BOQ) urges the recipient to click a login link in order to read an important security message.


Facebook 'Virus' Warning Message - Album 92

Facebook message warns users not to click on a link in a private message directing them to album92 dot com because going to the site will install a virus on their computers.


Dubious Facebook 'Security Alert' - Obama Nation Hackers

"Security alert" circulating rapidly on Facebook warns users that "Obama Nation hackers" are taking control of people's accounts by tricking them into clicking Romney requests for profile information or responding to security check requests.


Hoax - Obama's Cook County Correctional Center

Message that features a series of photographs depicting a luxuriously appointed prison claims that the pictures show the Cook County Correctional Center in Chicago, Illinois, a project brought to fruition by Barack Obama.


Johnny Depp is NOT Dead

Social media driven messages claim that much loved actor Johnny Depp has died, either from drowning on a film set or in a car accident.


Social Media Rumours Falsely Claim Fidel Castro is Dead

Rumours running rampant on Twitter and other social media sites claim that Fidel Castro has died.


Justin Bieber Stolen Laptop and Camera - Sex Tape Rumours

Circulating social media messages claim that pop star Justin Bieber had his laptop and camera stolen at a recent concert and speculate that the devices may have contained "sex tape" footage or other embarrassing information.


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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.


Mold in Pancake Mix Warning

Message warns that mold in old pancake mix can cause serious health problems and claims that a person died after eating mold-contaminated pancakes.


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.


'Interested in Using Your Photo for Pepsi Ad' - Money Laundering Scam

Message purporting to be from Pepsi, claims that the company wishes to use one of the recipient's pictures in an advertisement and will arrange payment for use of the image once the recipient has replied with name and contact details.


Ectopia Cordis Sick Baby Facebook Hoax

Message claims that Facebook will donate $1 to help a baby with the birth defect Ectopia Cordis every time the baby's photograph is shared or liked on Facebook.


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.


Facebook Survey Scam - Get a Costco Gift Card for Free

Message appearing on Facebook claims that users can get free Costco Gift Cards just by following a link.


ADP 'Transaction Reports' Malware Email

Email purporting to be from payroll company ADP claims that the recipient's bank account will be debited for the amount shown on a transaction report that can be viewed by clicking a link in the message.


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