Circulating message warns parents that games such as Minecraft have a doorway to the “black web”. The message claims that, if players move their game character through this doorway, they can then become the target for groomers.
Email claims that a message with an attachment named “Merry Christmas” contains a destructive virus that will “burn” the hard drive on the infected computer thereby destroying the Zero Sector.
Circulating message claims that a snack product called “Go Slo” has already killed 50 children in South Africa because the snack’s sugary taste disguises a deadly poison.
Circulating message warns that a card from PDS (Parcel Delivery Service) informing householders about a package delivery is actually a scam designed to trick them into making a premium rate phone call that will cost £315.
Messages circulating via Facebook, SMS and email claim that seven women have died after inhaling free perfume samples sent to them in the mail.
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.
Circulating message warns people not to buy or use a type of perfume depicted in an attached image because if you spray it on yourself once, you will die immediately. Supposedly, the “death sentence” perfume has already been found in four African countries. The message asks that you forward the information to all of your contacts and thereby save people’s lives.
Circulating message warns you not to consume aerated drinks such as Coca Cola after eating mangos because the two combined can form a potent poison that can cause instant death. The message relates the story of an Indian tourist who died after eating mangos and consuming Coke.
Circulating message warns that there is a ‘new hack on Facebook’ in which the perpetrators ‘arise’ between comments and are thus able to post offensive material that looks like it came from you.