Category Archives: Web Hoaxes

Our readers can check the veracity of common web hoaxes and counteract misinformation on social networks twitter email and the like. By being informed and better able to identify these believable but un true alerts warnings and pleas commonly found on the internet and in email.

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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Apple Giveaway Hoax

The claims in these spam messages are false. You will not receive a free Apple product by following links in the messages. Links in the spam messages lead to various third-party websites of  a dubious nature. If you receive such … 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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Starbucks Coffee Free Gift Card Survey SCAM

Starbucks Coffee Free Gift Card Survey Scam Emails and Facebook posts claim that Starbucks is giving away free gift cards and instruct users to click a link to claim their prize. The message is not a legitimate offer and is … Continue reading

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Starbucks Lack of Support For Iraq Troops HOAX

Message claims that Starbucks refused to donate coffee to Marines stationed in Iraq because the company does not support the war. This is not true !!!! The claim that Starbucks did not support the Iraq war or US military personnel … Continue reading

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Likejacking is a Facebook version of an attack called Clickjacking

The purpose of the attack is to get you to click items on a webpage without your knowledge. Facebook attackers present a web page that actually has two layers. The back layer is designed with a Facebook “Like” button configured … Continue reading

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5 Saturdays Sundays and Mondays Called Money Bags HOAX

Circulating message claims that December 2012 will feature 5 Saturdays, 5 Sundays and 5 Mondays, a combination of days that occurs only once every 823 years. The message claims that sending on the information will bring good luck to the … Continue reading

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HOAX Facebook – I want to stay PRIVATELY connected with you

One thing is for sure on the Facebook platform, some scams and hoaxes never really die. They are just repackaged, resurrected and recirculated! The following message is based on a past hoax and has recently gone viral: “To all my … Continue reading

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OUTDATED: Prayer Request Darkhorse 3rd Battalion 5th Marines and their families

OutDated: Even more than indicated in the Facebook-circulated prayer request an example of which is shown here the U.S. 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines Darkhorse suffered heavy personnel losses in Afghanistan between October 2010 and its return to Camp Pendleton in … Continue reading

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Bill Gates High School Speech – False – List was not written by Bill Gates

Bill Gates High School Speech – 11 Things Kids Will Not Learn in School Email and Facebook post claims that a list of eleven rules that kids will not learn in school was taken from a recent high school speech … Continue reading

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