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St.George Bank Phishing Scam Emails
Emails, purporting to be from Australia's St.George Bank, claim that the recipient needs to click a link to login to his or account in order to update information, retrieve messages, or rectify specified problems with the account.
Coconut Crab Photographs
Email claims that attached photographs depict a very large type of crab called the Coconut Crab because of its ability to crack coconuts with its strong claws.
FedEx Incorrect Delivery Address Malware Email
Emails 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 or follow a link to print a mailing label in order to receive the package.
Does Rubbing Vicks VapourRub on Your Feet Relieve Coughing?
Widely circulated message claims that rubbing Vicks VapourRub on the soles of your feet can stop coughing 100% of the time.
Tanner Dwyer Friend Request Hacker Hoax
Circulating social media message warns users that accepting friend requests from Tanner Dwyer, Christopher Butterfield, Stefania Colac or Alejando Spiljner can allow hackers to access your computer and steal personal information.
Spurious First Aid Advice - Flour For Treatment of Burns
Widely circulated message recommends covering burns with plain flour as a first aid treatment and claims that the "miraculous" remedy will stop the burn from blistering.
Mickey Rourke Did NOT Die in A Snowboard Accident
Messages circulating via social media claim that actor Mickey Rourke has died in a snowboarding accident.br >
Do Circulating Images Show Puppies being 'Guarded' by a King Cobra?
Circulating messages that feature photographs depicting two puppies apparently trapped in a well with a large cobra snake as company claim that the snake was in fact guarding the dogs from harm until they could be rescued.