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SOMA Virus Warning (Just a Joke)

by Brett M. Christensen

Many readers might wonder why on Earth I would choose to add a report – however brief – about a Facebook post that is so obviously intended as a joke.

Well, I include it here because I have had a surprisingly large number of enquiries from people asking if the “warning” is real or a hoax. Well, actually it’s neither! The post is just a joke and is not intended to be taken seriously. It deliberately mimics those silly “virus warning” hoaxes that rocket around Facebook from time to time. So, no need to worry, ay?

Sadly, however, it must be said that so many of us are already infected by the SOMA virus that it might be too late to do anything about it. Unless we can counteract it by spreading the GOFAR Virus. (Go Out For A Run) 🙂

WARNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WARNING!!! There’s a virus going around FB called SOMA (sitting on my ass) If your friends have it, you do too. In fact, if you are reading this, you may have been already infected! Please copy & repost

Importance Notice

After 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 You

I 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 Date

Hoax-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!

Brett Christensen,