Circulating report claims that a hapless male tourist in Bangkok, Thailand woke up to find that his genitals had been stolen during the night.
The claims in the report are nonsense. No such incident occurred. The story comes from the fake-news website World News Daily Report, which claims to be satirical. All stories published on the site are fiction and should not be taken seriously.
Man’s Genitals Stolen During Trip To Thailand
Bangkok | What started as a pleasant holiday in Thailand rapidly turned into a nightmarish situation when Josh Brown, a 58-year old American tourist, woke up in excruciating pain to notice his genitals had been removed during his sleep.
According to a report that is being shared rapidly across the interwebs, a man on holiday in Bangkok, Thailand woke up in the morning to a very nasty surprise.
Supposedly, the hapless traveller awoke in terrible pain and discovered that his genitals had been stolen in the night. The report claims that human genitals can command a high price on the black market and are consumed for their alleged aphrodisiac qualities.
The report goes on to say that the man is recovering in hospital but warns those travelling alone in the region should be careful of meeting friendly strangers on the street.
But, not surprisingly, the story is nonsense. No such incident has been reported by any credible news outlets. And, there is no black market in human genitals as claimed.
The false story comes from the fake-news ‘satire’ website World News Daily Report. The site includes the following disclaimer:
All news articles contained within worldnewsdailyreport.com are fiction, and presumably fake news. Any resemblance to the truth is purely coincidental, except for all references to politicians and/or celebrities, in which case they are based on real people, but still based almost entirely in fiction.
Thus, nothing published on the site should be taken seriously.
But, because the site presents its fictional stories in news format and many readers will not click the ‘disclaimer’ link, a lot of people believe the articles and share them as real news.
The number of fake-news sites on the Internet has mushroomed in recent years. It is therefore important to verify any news items that cross your social media feeds or email inboxes unless you know that they come from a trusted source.
Searching on a news portal such as Google News will usually reveal if a story is true.
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!