A compendium of what's new and what's hot on Hoax-Slayer
Dwayne Johnson is NOT Dead
Circulating report claims that popular actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has fallen from a cliff and died while filming in New Zealand.
Nails in Cheese Dog Park Warning Message
Circulating social media message featuring an image depicting pieces of cheese with nails embedded in them warns that such booby-trapped dog treats are the latest trend in dog parks.
Product Order Request Money Laundering Emails
Emails sent to various companies or product providers ask recipients to reply with details of the available products with a view to a future order.
Capitec ‘Routine Maintenance’ Phishing Scam
Email purporting to be from South African bank Capitec claims that users must confirm their online access as part of routine maintenance to ensure online safety.
MALWARE - 'Confidential - ALL Employees Important Document'
Email purporting to be a confidential message from the recipient's employer claims that all employees must fill out and submit an important document contained in an attached file.
SCAM - 'Flight MH370 Found in Indian Ocean Shocking Video'
Circulating Facebook post claims that lost Flight MH370 has been found in the Indian Ocean. The message features a teaser screenshot of an intact passenger aircraft crashed in the water and invites users to click the image to view a 'shocking video'.
Lamborghini Giveaway Facebook Like-Farming Scam
Facebook message claims that an associated Facebook Page is giving away ten Lamborghinis. According to the message, all users need do for a chance to win is like and share the post and comment with their desired car colour.
Barclays 'Detected Irregular Activity' Phishing Scam
Email purporting to be from UK bank Barclays claims that irregular activity has been detected on the recipient's account and the account will therefore be restricted until the activity is verified.
MALWARE - 'Traffic Accident With Your Car' Email
Email claims that the recipient 'hurt' the sender's car in a traffic accident and urges him or her to view photos of the accident by opening an attached file.
HOAX - 'British Scientists Clone Dinosaur'
Report circulating via social media claims that scientists at the UK's John Moore University have successfully cloned a dinosaur. The report features a picture that supposedly depicts the cloned baby dinosaur.