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Deaths From Free Perfume Samples Hoax

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Messages circulating via Facebook, SMS and email claim that seven women have died after inhaling free perfume samples sent to them in the mail.
Categories: Bogus Warnings, Hoaxes
Tags: Free Perfume Samples, Gleneagles Hospital, Hoax, Perfume Hoax

‘Email That Must Be Read’ Spam Message

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If I'm to believe this message, Google's social network Google+ has sent me an email that must be read.
Categories: Spam Reports
Tags: Google, Spam

Clint Eastwood Is NOT Dead — Death Hoax Spreading Rapidly

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Posts claiming that veteran actor Clint Eastwood has died are circulating rapidly via social media.
Categories: Death Scams And Hoaxes, Hoaxes
Tags: Death Hoax

‘Your De-activation Request’ Phishing Scam Email

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This supposed "Server Message" claims that you recently made a request to deactivate your email account. It notes that your deactivation request will be processed shortly. 
Categories: Phishing Scams, Scams
Tags: Email, Phishing

‘I Am Meth’ Poem

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Message featuring a poem illustrating the danger and destructive nature of the drug meth claims that the poem was written by a young meth-addicted girl in jail who later died of a drug overdose.
Categories: Hoaxes
Tags: Poem

‘People Talking About Your Personality’ Spam Emails

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Spam emails claiming that people are talking about your personality are currently hitting inboxes.
Categories: Spam Reports
Tags: Pharmacy Spam, Spam

Beware of Scam Posts Offering New Colors For WhatsApp

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If you use WhatsApp, keep an eye out for fraudulent messages claiming that you can click to get new colours for your app.
Categories: Scams
Tags: Scam, WhatsApp

Hoax Warning: Lost Child Lure — ‘New Way for Gang Members to Rape Women’

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Circulating message warns that violent gang members are using children who pretend to be lost as a means of tricking women into going to gang houses where they will be raped.
Categories: Bogus Warnings, Hoaxes
Tags: False Warning, Hoax, Urban Legend

Fancy a New Range Rover? Me Too, But Liking and Sharing on Facebook Won’t Get you One!

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Over the last few years, I've seen dozens of different like-farming and survey scams on Facebook that all promise you the chance to win a brand new Range Rover just for liking, sharing, commenting, and filling out the odd online survey.
Categories: Facebook Scams, Scams
Tags: Facebook, Range Rover, Scam

Microsoft World Lottery Scam

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According to this email, you have won a million dollars in an international lottery promotion organized by the Microsoft Corporation.
Categories: Advance Fee Scams, Scams
Tags: Advance Fee Scam, Lottery Scam, Microsoft

‘Mystery Shopper’ Money Laundering Scams

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Emails offer recipients part time work as mystery shoppers and promise to send cheques or money orders for them to use in their shopping evaluations.
Categories: Scams
Tags: Money Laundering, Scam

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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!

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