Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey Giving Away Giftcards on Facebook-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A Facebook post claims that Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey are giving away 4,000 gift cards to Walmart. The Truth: False reports that Tyler Perry and Oprah teame
Don’t Accept Friend Request from Facebook Hacker Andrea Wilson-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Social media posts warn not to accept friend requests from Facebook hacker Andrea Wilson. The Truth: A warning about a Facebook hacker named Andrea Wilson
SCIENTISTS’ FEEDBACK SUMMARY This article at Grist by Eric Holthaus examines the risk of greater sea level rise caused by a more rapid loss of glacial ice. It focuses on a process recently added to one ice sheet model (ice cliff instability),
Criminals often try to make their scam emails seem more legitimate by disguising links. In this video, we show a quick to way to check links in such emails. The post Check Links in HTML Emails [VIDEO] appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.
A day after the FBI announced that George Papadopoulos, a foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump’s campaign, had pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI, the president tweeted: “Few people knew the young, low level volunteer n
There is no such thing as a Facebook Lottery. Messages that claim that you have won a Facebook Lottery are advance fee scams designed to trick you into sending your money and personal information to Internet criminals. The post Is There a Facebook Lott
Costco Coupon Offers $41 Off Purchase of $50 or More-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: In honor of the retail chain’s 41st anniversary, a Costco coupon for $41 off a $50 purchase began circulating on Facebook in October 2017. The Truth: Costco is not o
Woman Finds Severed Human Finger Found in Bowl of Wendy’s Chili-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Rumors that a California woman found a severed finger in a bowl of Wendy’s chili have been circulating for years. The Truth: A California woman fals
Don’t Accept Anything from Facebook Hacker Fabrizio Brambilla-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Facebook users have been warned not to accept anything from hacker Fabrizio Brambilla on Messenger because he will be able to hack all of their friends̵
14 Year Old Boy Shot By Stepfather, Needs Money for Surgery-Scam! Summary of eRumor: A 14-year-old boy was shot six times by his stepfather after the boy stopped an assault on his little sister, and Messenger will donate 45 cents to help cover the boy&
Do Not Accept Friend Request From James Woods on Facebook-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Social media users have been warned not to accept a friend request from James Woods on Facebook because he’s a hacker who can gain access to all of their contac
Popcorn Carnival Video Virus Attacking Phones Via WhatsApp-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: WhatsApp users have been warned that a video called “popcorn carnival” or “carnival of popcorn” on WhatsApp has a virus that can destroy user
Verizon Backpack Giveaway in July 2017-Truth! Summary of eRumor: A Verizon backpack giveaway promotion that was held in July 2017 sparked questions on social media. The Truth: Social media posts about a Verizon giving away backpacks full of school s
Q: Did President Donald Trump send Barack Obama a bill for his “vacation scam”? A: No. That bogus claim comes from a “satirical publication.” FULL QUESTION Did President Trump send the Obamas a bill for their vacation trip, etc.? FULL ANSWER P
Over the last few years, I've seen dozens of different like-farming and survey scams on Facebook that all promise you the chance to win a brand new Range Rover just for liking, sharing, commenting, and filling out the odd online survey. The post Fancy
If you tend to be the hoax and scam debunker among your social media friends, chances are you've come across the rather lame 'just in case' justification more than once. The post The Case Against ‘Just in Case’ appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.
Phishing scammers are again targeting customers of the UK-based bank NatWest via a series of emails about supposed payment issues. The post NatWest ‘Payment Issue’ Phishing Emails appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.
Because PayPal primarily communicates with its customers via email, scammers constantly target the company using email phishing campaigns. The post Quick PayPal Security Tip appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.
Google is spearheading an educational campaign to teach pre-teen children how to protect themselves from scams, predators and other trouble.
Ariana Grande Said “Islam is Love” at Clinton Campaign Rally-Unproven! Summary of eRumor: Singer Ariana Grande said “Islam is love” during a campaign rally for Hillary Clinton in 2016, a remark that resurfaced after ISIS claime
Muslim Refugee Rapes Michigan Woman for Hours-Fiction! Summary or eRumor: A Syrian refugee was arrested for raping and beating a pregnant woman in Hamtramck, Michigan, in May 2017. The Truth: A photo of South American woman who was the victim of dom
If firing the director of the FBI isn’t news enough, President Donald Trump made a peculiar claim in his May 9 letter ousting James Comey. "I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation
Another Facebook coupon scam has appeared, this time using phony Bed Bath & Beyond coupons to lure users into participating.
Amid reports of stranded attendees and no refunds, some are hinting that the entire festival was a scam.
If you sell on Amazon, watch out for a fake "Action Required" email that claims that you have a balance due on your seller account. The post Fake ‘Action Required’ Email Phishes for Your Amazon Login Details appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.
Lowes $50 or $100 Mother’s Day Coupon-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Claims that Lowe’s Home Improvement offered customers a $50 or $100 coupon for Mother’s Day have spread across Facebook. The Truth: Fake offers to redeem a $50 or $10
Scammers continue to target Apple customers via fake Apple Store invoice emails. The emails include the Apple logo and are designed to look like genuine Apple purchase notifications. The post Fake Apple Invoice Emails Are Designed to Steal Your Persona
Dunkin Donuts Giving Away Free Box of Donuts-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Dunkin Donuts is giving away coupons for free boxes of a donuts to celebrate the franchise’s anniversary. The Truth: Dunkin Donuts is not giving away donuts to celebrate
This report was first published in November 2005. A would-be warning, which has been circulating since at least 2005, claims that scammers… The post Mobile Phone Misinformation – XALAN and #90 Hoax appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.
A clever and quite dangerous malware attack is currently underway. Your first thought is that the email is just another scam. But, unlike many others of its ilk, this scam message has a dangerous twist.
President Donald Trump recently dismissed reports about his possible ties to Russia as a "scam" by the media and bitter political opponents. Yet as the stories pile up, calls are coming from both sides of the aisle for congressional investiga
President Trump did not sign an executive order cutting off welfare to "deadbeats, drug addicts and scam artists."
Top Scientist Hal Lewis Resigns Over Climate Change Corruption-Truth! & Disputed! Summary of eRumor: Scientist Harold “Hal” Lewis resigned from the American Physical Society (APS), writing that the “global warming scam̶