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Some scam attempts are so ludicrous and so poorly implemented that they are almost laughable.  This example fits firmly into that category. #scam #PrinceHarry
Email purporting to be from Prince Harry of Wales asks you to click a link to donate money to a children’s charity that the Prince is supposedly supporting.
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Various “Range Rover 2017” Facebook Pages claim that “for the first time in Facebook history” you can get the chance to win a Range Rover just by liking the Page, sharing a post, and adding a comment stating which colour you would like if you win. Some versions instruct you to click a link or sign-up button as well. #scam #Facebook #RangeRover
Various “Range Rover 2017” Facebook Pages claim that “for the first time in Facebook history” you can get the chance to win a Range Rover just by liking the Page, sharing a …
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Action required” email purporting to be from Chase Bank claims that you must click a link to confirm that you or someone authorized to use your debit card made a recent transaction.
“Action required” email purporting to be from Chase Bank claims that you must click a link to confirm that you or someone authorized to use your debit card made a recent transaction.
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Facebook post promises free Primark vouchers to users who click a link in the post and participate as instructed.
Facebook post promises free Primark vouchers to users who click a link in the post and participate as instructed.
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Post appearing on Facebook claims that you can click to get a free coupon valued at £70 from UK supermarket chain Iceland Foods.
Post appearing on Facebook claims that you can click to get a free coupon valued at £70 from UK supermarket chain Iceland Foods.
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PayPal “Regular Account Maintenance” Phishing Scam #phishing #PayPal #scam
Email purporting to be from PayPal claims that your account has not been updated as part of the company’s regular account maintenance and you must click an “activate” link to conf…
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Wendy the Whippet's photo is still circulating after all these years! :) #dog #whippet
Email with an attached photograph of a very muscular canine claims that the dog is the strongest in the world and works for the Russian Army.
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Scams like this one continue to target job seekers. #scam
Email offers the recipient a part time job cleaning an apartment for a quite generous fee. The cleaner is advised to deduct this fee from a cheque made out for a considerably larger amount and then…
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“Richard Charles Branson” Facebook Page claims that you can share a post and then click a “Sign Up” button for a chance to win a $4000 holiday to a private island.
“Richard Charles Branson” Facebook Page claims that you can share a post and then click a “Sign Up” button for a chance to win a $4000 holiday to a private island.
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This old hoax continues to circulate.
Message warns that a person named Christopher Butterfield is a hacker and that simply accepting a friend request from him will allow him to hack your computer.
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Email purporting to be from a staff member at “FB Security Operating Inc” claims that you are among 20 lucky Facebook users randomly selected as winners in Facebook’s “Click and Like Promo”. Supposedly, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg launched the promo as a means of saying thank-you to Facebook’s users.
Email purporting to be from a staff member at “FB Security Operating Inc” claims that you are among 20 lucky Facebook users randomly selected as winners in Facebook’s “Click…
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Email purporting to be from PayPal claims that your account has not been updated as part of the company’s regular account maintenance and you must click an “activate” link to confirm your email address.
Email purporting to be from PayPal claims that your account has not been updated as part of the company’s regular account maintenance and you must click an “activate” link to conf…
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Debunking email hoaxes and exposing Internet scams since 2003!
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Email hoaxes spread misinformation, waste bandwidth, and lessen the effectiveness of email as a communication medium. Hoaxes also circulate via social networking websites, blogs and online forums. Hoax-Slayer helps stop the continued circulation of these hoaxes by publishing information about them. Hoax-Slayer allows Internet users to check the veracity of a large number of common hoaxes. Information about new hoaxes is added on a regular basis.

Around the world, Internet scammers steal millions of dollars per year from unsuspecting Internet users. These criminal activities are successful largely because many Internet users are not aware of the ways in which scammers operate and may not recognize scam attempts if they are targeted. Hoax-Slayer aims to counteract these criminal activities by publishing information about common types of Internet scams and providing examples of scam messages.

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