Category Archives: Bogus Warnings

These are the bogus and somtimes funny warnings you see on social media like facebook and in email chan leters usually telling you to share with or email to all your friends.

Calling #77 or 112 on your Cell Phone will Summon Police

In a few states calling #77 on a cell phone will immediately connect you to that state’s highway patrol, that code is far from universal. Some states use #77, but others use *55, *47, *77 or *HP, and some don’t … Continue reading

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Facebook No Swearing Campaign

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. The message is … Continue reading

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Strawberry Quick Flavored Meth Targeting Kids HOAX

 DEA concludes flavored meth does Not Exist 10/31/08 – According to DEA public affairs officer Barbara Wetherell, the agency has found no evidence to substantiate that Strawberry Quick or any other form of flavored methamphetamine exists. “This is an urban … Continue reading

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County Sheriffs Department Warning If You Find a Child Crying

According to this widely circulated message, which purports to be from the “County Sheriffs Department”, women need to be very wary if they find a child crying beside the road who provides an address and asks to be taken home. … 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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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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