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Unsubstantiated Emails - Page 2

Bogus Facebook Message Warns Cutest Baby Comp Images Being Misused

Viral Facebook message warns that baby photographs entered into a Cutest Baby competition via a UK website are being reposted on a sex related website.

Published: August 7, 2013


Message Warns Of Requests for Photos Of Babies With Nappies Open

Circulating social media message warns that a woman who frequents baby groups is asking users to send photographs of their babies with nappies open as part of a research project.

Published: August 6, 2013


The Tale of Pastor Jeremiah Steepek and the Homeless Man

Circulating message tells the tale of a newly appointed pastor who posed as a homeless man before meeting his congregation for the first time. The message features a photograph that it claims shows Pastor Steepek dressed as the homeless man.

Published: July 24, 2013


Do Water Filled Zip-Lock Bags with Added Pennies Keep Flies Away?

Long circulated tip claims that hanging a plastic bag half filled with water and containing four pennies will repel flies.

Published: July 10, 2013


Google Maps 'Murder Scene'

Circulating message claims that an attached image taken from Google Maps may depict a grisly murder scene on a wooden jetty complete with blood trail. The message urges users to quickly go to the specified map coordinates to zoom in and view the scene before Google removes it.

Published: April 17, 2013


Amber Teething Necklaces - Suspect SIDS 'Warning'

Circulating social media message makes a connection between SIDS and amber teething necklaces. The message cites a case in which the SIDS related death of a baby in NSW was found by the coroner to be associated with use of the necklaces.

Published: March 1, 2013


Does a Circulating Image Show A Rapist Coach Slashed by a Protective Mother?

Social media driven message claims that a mother who caught a visiting baseball coach sexually assaulting her nine year old son, attacked the man with a large carving knife, thereby causing the severe back injuries depicted in an attached photograph.

Published: October 19, 2012


Does a Photograph Show a Massive Spider found in a Manchester UK House?

Circulating message that features a photograph that depicts a very large spider in the corner of a wall claims that the picture was taken in a house in Manchester and that even the fire brigade was too scared to remove it.

Published: August 17, 2012


Facebook Warning Message - 'Animals in Danger on Craigslist.com'

Message circulating rapidly on Facebook warns that animals advertised as free on Craigslist are being acquired by a group of shooters who then take them to a remote location and use them for target practice. The message claims that a police report has been filed with the Marion County Sheriff's Office and urges anyone with any knowledge of the animal abuse to report it immediately.

Published: July 10, 2012


Can Birds Die From Eating Discarded Gum?

Circulating message claims that birds can die after eating gum thrown on the ground because it fouls their systems and prevents them from eating or drinking. The message includes a photograph depicting a small dead bird with another bird looking on.

Published: 12th June 2012


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