Circulating Facebook post claims that you can click to get a free $300 grocery coupon from giant Australian supermarket chain Woolworths.
Messages circulating via Facebook, SMS and email claim that seven women have died after inhaling free perfume samples sent to them in the mail.
Email purporting to be from the UK’s HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) claims that, after a new tax calculation, you are now due a tax refund of 221.17 GBP. It urges you to click a link to submit a tax refund request.
In homage to Halloween, we’ve resurrected five of our spookiest hoaxes for your reading pleasure!
“Halloween Giveaway” post being shared on Facebook claims that you can get the chance to win a 1400 square foot, 3 bedroom, double wide mobile home just by liking and sharing and adding the comment “Done”.
Message circulating via WhatsApp and social media websites warns users not to read a news item showing “two police officers arresting Donald Trump on your computer screen” because it is a virus that will infect your computer.
Email claims that UK lottery winners Gerry & Lisa Cannings have decided to give £250,000 each to five people selected via an email database and your email address has emerged as one of the winning selections.
Email purporting to be from PayPal claims that your account will expire in less than 24 hours unless you click a link to update your account information.
Message circulating via social media warns that criminals disguised as perfume sellers are using paper laced with drugs to debilitate victims and then rob them.
Message warns Muslims that the presence of a symbol comprising a red dot inside a red square on the packaging of some chocolate bars indicates that the product contains gelatin derived from pork.