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‘You’ve Been Issued With an Infringement Notice’ Malware Email

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According to an email that is currently hitting inboxes,  you've been issued with an infringement notice and must pay a fine. 
Categories: Malware
Tags: Malware

‘Little Dead Girl Clarissa’ Warning – Nasty and Violent Internet Chain Letter

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According to this email, recipients who do not pass on the message to at least ten other people will meet a grisly end via the ghost of a ten-year-old girl named Clarissa.
Categories: Archive
Tags: Chain-letter, Hoax

iPhone X Giveaway Facebook Scam

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A Facebook Page called "iPhone X" is supposedly giving away 50 iPhone X phones to users who like, share, and comment with their desired phone colour. 
Categories: Facebook Scams, Scams
Tags: Facebook, Like-farming, Scam

‘PayPal Account Closed for Security Reasons’ Phishing Scam Email

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According to this email, which appears to come from PayPal, your account has been closed for security reasons. 
Categories: Phishing Scams, Scams
Tags: Paypal, Phishing, Scam

‘United Nations Poverty Alleviation Scheme’ Advance Fee Scam

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Wow, lucky me!  Apparently, there is an armoured briefcase containing two million dollars in cash waiting for me at Cedar City Regional Airport.
Categories: Advance Fee Scams, Scams
Tags: Advance Fee Scam, Scam

BMW Giveaway Like-Farming Scam

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A post currently circulating on Facebook promises users the chance to win a BMW just for liking, sharing, and commenting.
Categories: Facebook Scams, Scams
Tags: BMW, Facebook, Like-farming

‘Family Trip to Lapland’ Facebook Like-farming Scam

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According to a post that is currently being shared on Facebook, you can win a family trip to Lapland this Christmas just by liking, sharing, and commenting.  
Categories: Facebook Scams, Scams
Tags: Facebook, Like-farming, Scams

Amazon ‘Account Access Limited’ Phishing Scam Email

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This email, which purports to be from the Amazon Accounts Team, claims that your Amazon account has been limited after a security check.  
Categories: Phishing Scams, Scams, Special Features
Tags: Amazon, Phishing, Scam

Facebook Block ‘Following Me’ Message is a Hoax

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According to this rapidly circulating Facebook message, you can find and block strangers who are following you via Facebook's "blocking" function.  
Categories: Hoaxes
Tags: Facebook, Hoax

No, Child Support is NOT Set to End in 2018 — HOAX

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According to a message that is spreading rapidly via Facebook, child support in the United States will end at the beginning of 2018.
Categories: Fake-News
Tags: Fake-news, Hoax

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Nibbles and Bytes

While Hoax-Slayer is tightly focused on hoaxes, scams, and computer security issues, my sister website Nibbles and Bytes covers a considerably wider range of topics and, over the years, has evolved into a rather eclectic publication.

Originally, it was tightly tech focused. But, more lately, I’ve broadened the scope of the site to incorporate a lot more than just tech tips and reviews. I now include photography focused topics as well as general life tips, book reviews, stuff about writing and blogging, and a few personal insights.

I used to cover all of these topics and more across several separate blogs. But, alas, these blogs often tended to get neglected and would languish, sad, alone, and postless, for lengthy periods. So, I decided to condense and consolidate everything under the one blog. And Nibbles and Bytes is it!

You can access the Nibbles and Bytes home page here.

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