Categories

Reports published on Hoax-Slayer are divided into topic categories to make it easy to locate information. Click the category title or “View Category” link to view listings in each category.

Categories


General Scams

Links to reports about all types of scams.

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Facebook Scams

Links to reports that discuss Facebook survey scams, like-farming scams, and other types of  Facebook related fraudulent activity.

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Phishing Scams

Links to reports about phishing scams that have targeted many different companies and financial institutions.

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Advance Fee Scams

Links to reports about advance fee lottery scams and offer scams

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Phone Scams 

Links to reports that discuss various phone scams.

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Death Scams and Hoaxes

Links to reports that discuss false claims about the deaths or injuries of celebrities or famous people.

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Malware Warnings

Links to reports about malware attacks.

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True

Links to reports that discuss circulating messages that are true but may be mistaken for hoaxes or scams.

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General Hoaxes

Links to reports about  all kinds of email, Internet, and social media hoaxes.

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Bogus Warnings

Links to reports that discuss false and misleading warnings and alerts that circulate via social media, SMS, and email.

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Fake-News

Links to reports about fake-news and satirical stories and websites.

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Spam Reports

Links to reports about spam messages and tactics.

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Special Features

Links to occasional feature articles and pertinent news reports.

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Scam Catalogue

A list of brief reports featuring examples of scam messages submitted to Hoax-Slayer since 2004.

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