From time to time a message may arrive in your inbox that has some of the characteristics of a hoax or scam email but in fact contains factual information.
The Tale of The Lion, Tiger and Bear Rescued from a Drug Dealer
Circulating message that features a photograph depicting a lion, a tiger and a bear together claims that the animals were rescued from a drug dealer's property early in their lives and have lived together in an animal sanctuary ever since.
Published: January 21, 2014
'Christmas Internet Virus' Warning
Circulating message warns recipients about a new "Christmas Internet Virus" which delivers its payload via files attached to fake "delivery failure" emails claiming to be from UPS, FedEx or USPS.
Published: December 19, 2013
Picture: Fields of Spider Silk After Australian Floods
Circulating image depicts fields blanketed in spider silk.
Published: November 26, 2013
Hunting Family Posing With Dead Elephant Picture
Circulating protest message features an image of a dead elephant, still with food in its mouth, with a family of hunters posing behind the body.
Published: November 15, 2013
'Bizarre Unknown' Fish Caught in Malaysia Not So Mysterious
Social media messages that feature an image of an unusual fish caught in Malaysian waters claim that the bizarre looking fish is a mystery and possible even an alien species.
Published: November 11, 2013
Fogg Hill Wolf Kill Warning Poster
Poster circulating online states that 176 head of livestock were killed by an active wolf pack between Fogg Hill and Pole Canyon on Saturday. The poster urges people to exercise caution because bears and scavengers may be feeding in the area.
Published: November 1, 2013
Beware of Fake Obamacare Websites
Circulating messages warn users that hundreds of fake health care websites have been created as a means of tricking US citizens into divulging their personal information.
Published: October 29, 2013
Fake Water Bottles Airport Drug Smuggling Warning
Message warns people not to hold or carry items such as water bottles for other people when in airports because the items may contain illicit drugs. The message claims that fake water bottles have been used to smuggle drugs and includes a video showing such a bottle.
Published: October 9, 2013
Motrin Infant Drops Recall
Warning to parents circulating via social media claims that infant pain reliever Motrin Infants' Drops, Original Berry Flavour, has been recalled.
Published: October 7, 2013
Warning Claims Criminals Using Stolen Cell Phones to Get Bank Card PIN's
Warning message describes a case in which a criminal who stole a woman's handbag, complete with wallet, bank cards and cell phone, was able to empty her bank account by calling her husband on the stolen cell phone and asking for the card PIN.
Published: September 19, 2013
Unlucky Frog LADEE Rocket Launch Photograph
Message featuring what appears to be a frog leaping amidst a rocket launch claims that the photograph was taken at the LADEE launch at Wallops/Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia on September 6, 2013.
Published: September 13, 2013
CASE NOW SOLVED - Message Asks For Help to Identify Man Killed By Train in Melbourne
A circulating social media message asks for help identifying a young man killed by a train in Melbourne, Australia in September, 2012.
Published: September 12, 2013
Pickup Truck Bus Crash Texting Warning Message
Circulating social media message featuring a photograph depicting a pickup truck crumpled between a large truck and a bus claims that the young driver of the pickup was texting just prior to the fatal accident.
Published: September 9, 2013