Outline: Email claims that the Make A Wish Foundation will donate money to help pay the medical bills of 15-year-old Kayla Wightman every time the message is sent to other people Status: False Example: ...
Facebook Page that calls itself “The Weekly Deal” claims that you can get the chance to win valuable prizes such as 4WD vehicles, lawn tractors, and washer and dryer sets just by liking and sharing, adding the comment “win”, and clicking a link to “validate your participation.
A photograph that circulates via email depicts a very large shark following closely behind a kayaker.
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Email offers the recipient a part time job cleaning an apartment for a quite generous fee. The cleaner is advised to deduct this fee from a cheque made out for a considerably larger amount and then wire the remainder to the landlord via a money transfer service.
Scammers just love Facebook! It allows them to quickly and cheaply reach huge numbers of potential victims. And, Facebook is completely free, very easy to use, and accessible to people at all levels of Internet savviness. So, alas, there is a never ending supply of naive and inexperienced users that Facebook scammers can target at will.
Internet messages that falsely claim that a celebrity has died have been around for many a long year. In earlier times, these messages tended to be just silly poor-taste hoaxes that posed no real security threat to recipients. But, alas, the modern incarnations of these fake death messages tend to be considerably more sinister.
Post circulating on Facebook asks users to participate in a “secret wine bottle exchange” in which participants can supposedly send just one bottle of wine and receive up to 36 bottles in return.
Message circulating on Facebook is supposedly addressed to someone who attempted to steal Christmas lights from the house of the person who posted the message but inadvertently left his or her phone behind while still logged into Facebook. The message suggests that people click a link to the thief’s Facebook profile in the hope that someone will know who it is.
In homage to Halloween, we’ve resurrected five of our spookiest hoaxes for your reading pleasure!