Monthly Archives: November 2012

Christmas Cards for Recovering Soldiers HOAX

This message advises recipients that they can send Christmas cards addressed to “A Recovering American Soldier” care of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. While this might seem like a good way to show support for wounded soldiers, the information … Continue reading

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Death by Arsenic Poisoning Bogus Warning

Eating Shrimp & Taking Vitamin C Can Cause Death by Arsenic Poisoning Please read if you eat shrimp… YOU MAY POISON YOURSELF ACCIDENTALLY Health message warns friends and family not to eat shrimp while taking vitamin C because it can cause a chemical … Continue reading

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Facebook Will Soon Require Social Security Number Hoax

Bogus Warning Facebook Will Soon Require Social Security Numbers Message circulating on Facebook claims that, as an anti-spam measure, users will be required to enter their social security numbers when they login to the network from Expect this one to rear … Continue reading

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Deadly Sanitary Pad Hoax

Deadly Sanitary Pad Responsible for 53 Deaths Widely circulated warning message claims that a deadly sanitary pad called Fill In The Blank has recently caused 53 women in Any Country to bleed to death due to the inclusion of chemicals in the pad’s material. … Continue reading

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Calls From +375 and +371 Numbers

Important Missed Calls Hoax Message circulating via SMS, social media and email warns you not to return missed calls from numbers starting with +375 or +371 because you will be charged between $15 and $30 for each returned call and … Continue reading

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Web Legends and Hoaxes

Identifying Hoaxes & Web Legends Chain Letters and Share Button are familiar to anyone with an e-mail or facebook account. Whether its a warning about a new product crime wave or internet virus sent by a stranger or well-intentioned friends … Continue reading

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National Kill A Pit Bull Day

Hoax Warning Message Warning message circulating via social media claims that October 31 (Halloween Night) has been designated as “National Kill a Pit Bull Day” and warns dog owners to lock up their animals because people have been instructed to … Continue reading

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