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Telstra “Refund Bill” Phishing Scam

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Email purporting to be from Australian telecommunications company Telstra claims that you are owed a refund due to a billing error and should click a link to login and claim your refund.
Categories: Phishing Scams, Scams
Tags: Phishing Scam, Scam Email, Telstra Refund Bill

Facebook Promotion, Lottery and Award Scams

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Messages purporting to be from Facebook claim that users have won a large sum of money in a supposed Facebook related promotion, lottery or award.
Categories: Advance Fee Scams, Scams
Tags: Advance Fee Scam, Facebook

Old “Do Not Accept Friend Request” Hacker Hoax Returns With a Small Grain Of Truth

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Circulating social media message warns you not to accept a friend request from Agent Sharon Anderson Terry, Arnecia Downing, Christopher Davies, or Jessica Davies because they are hackers who can take control of your computer. The message also warns you not to accept a video called the Dance of the Pope because it is a…
Categories: Special Features

Nokia 3310 Giveaway Like Farming Scam

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Facebook Page claims that users can get a chance to win a new Nokia 3310 just by liking the Page, sharing the post, and adding a comment specifying what colour phone they would like.
Categories: Facebook Scams, Scams
Tags: Facebook, Like-farming

Money from Microsoft Giveaway Hoax

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Circulating message claims that Bill Gates of Microsoft is "sharing his fortune" with those who forward the message to others.
Categories: Hoaxes
Tags: Hoax, Microsoft

HMRC “Last Fiscal Activity” Tax Refund Phishing Scam

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Email purporting to be from UK tax agency HMRC claims that the agency has recalculated your last fiscal activity and determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund.
Categories: Phishing Scams, Scams
Tags: HMRC, Phishing, Tax

BigPond “Internal Authentication Error” Phishing Scam Email

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Email purporting to be from Australian Internet Service provider BigPond claims that due to an "Internal Authentication  Error" your account will be deleted and closed within 10 hours.
Categories: Phishing Scams, Scams
Tags: Phishing, Scam

HOAX – Facebook ‘No Swearing Campain’

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Circulating message purporting to be from Mark Zuckerberg claims that Facebook is set to launch a 'no swearing campain' and that people subsequently caught using profanity on the network will have their accounts locked pending further investigations.
Categories: Hoaxes
Tags: Facebook, Hoax, No Swearing

“Problem With Your Apple ID” Phishing Scam

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Email purporting to be from Apple Support claims that there is a problem with your Apple ID and, therefore, you must click a link to verify your account.
Categories: Phishing Scams, Scams
Tags: Apple, Phishing

Neil Trotter Lottery Win Advance Fee Scams

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Emails notify recipients that they have been selected to receive a large donation from UK Euromillions lottery winner Neil Trotter.
Categories: Advance Fee Scams, Scams
Tags: Advance Fee Scams

“GiveAways Daily” Facebook Page is a Scam

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Facebook Page called "GiveAways Daily" claims that you can win various valuable prizes including laptops and high-end four-wheel drive vehicles just by liking, sharing and commenting.
Categories: Facebook Scams, Scams
Tags: Facebook, Like-farming, 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!

You can access the Nibbles and Bytes home page here.

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