Messages circulating via WhatsApp and social media websites are warning people to watch out for fake doctors who are going door to door offering to measure your blood sugar levels for free.
Supposedly, the fake doctors are actually ISIS members who will infect you with the AIDS virus via an injection that they will claim is insulin. According to the messages, the bogus doctors are claiming to be from ‘the Faculty of Medicine”.
However, the claims in the messages are utter nonsense. There are no credible reports that support the claims in any way whatsoever. Of course, if ISIS operatives were really conducting such attacks, there would be official warnings and the story would be extensively covered by mainstream news outlets around the world.
Moreover, the tactic described in the message is just silly. Even if a fake doctor claimed that there was a problem with your sugar levels, most people would not allow themselves to be injected on the spot.
It appears that the original version of the hoax began circulating in India around May 2017. Since then, it has spread to other areas of the world.
Spreading such fear-mongering nonsense will help nobody. If you receive one of these hoax messages, do not share it with others. And let the person who posted it know that the claims in the message are false.
Examples of the hoax messages:
There is a gang of fake doctors saying that the Faculty of Medicine is walking doors in order to measure your sugar rate for free …
Be careful !!
As soon as you see this kind of person (male or female), please
Inform the police immediately because they are members of the Islamic State.
They go to homes and spread the AIDS virus through injections that look like insulin.
Inform and share this message with all your loved ones.
Urgent Urgent Please reach to catch them quickly if you have people on your door and they say they are from the Faculty of Medicine so that we measure your sugars for free. as soon as you see such lady or man please immidiately inform the police because these are the people from ISIS who go to the houses and r spreading AIDS virus by injections which look like insulin. please catch such people as soon as they reach you Inform and share this message with all your loved one.
Importance NoticeAfter considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.
These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.
Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.
And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.
When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.
I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.
A Big Thank YouI would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.
I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.
Closing DateHoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.
Thank you, one and all!