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Postby TeMerc » Mon Mar 27, 2006 1:12 pm

Hoax-Slayer is dedicated to debunking email hoaxes, thwarting Internet scammers, combating spam, and educating web users about email and Internet security issues. Hoax-Slayer allows Internet users to check the veracity of common email hoaxes and aims to counteract criminal activity by publishing information about common types of Internet scams. Hoax-Slayer also includes anti-spam tips, computer and email security information, articles about true email forwards, and much more. New articles are added to the Hoax-Slayer website every week.
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Postby TeMerc » Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:40 am

Issue 78: December, 2007


This month in Hoax-Slayer
  • Visa & MasterCard Telephone Credit Card Scam
  • Cave of Giant Crystals
  • Puppy Giveaway Advance Fee Scam
  • Travis Barker Death Hoax
  • Robber Eaten By 'Alligator' Photographs
  • Freemasons' Grant Scam Email
  • Sumatra Island Tsunami Wave Photograph Hoax
  • Ron Mueck Sculpture Photographs
  • Giant Rabbit Photographs
  • Progesterex - Sterility Date Rape Drug Hoax
  • Pictures of Lightning Striking a Plane in Japan
  • John Gebhardt Holding Injured Baby in Iraq
  • Record Alberta Whitetail Deer Photographs
  • World Record Size 'Piranha' Photographs
  • Marzipan Frosting Babies Hoax Email
  • Red Arrows Olympic Ban Petition
  • Anzhela - Russian Dating Scammer
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Postby TeMerc » Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:41 pm

Issue 79: February, 2008


This month in Hoax-Slayer
  • Mobile Phone Tips – Things You Never Knew Your Mobile Phone Could Do
  • Storm Photographs
  • General Cosgrove Radio Interview Hoax
  • IRS Tax Refund Phishing Scam
  • Starbucks Lack of Support For Iraq Troops Rumor
  • Charging a Mobile Phone with Peepal Leaves
  • Donate to Autism Research by Watching a Video
  • Photobucket MySpace Comment Virus Warning
  • Scam Victims Reimbursements Programme Scam
  • Kevin Carter Pulitzer Prize Photograph
  • Facebook Deleting Inactive Users Hoax
  • Cell Phone Charging Danger Warning Email
  • Oscar Mayer Does Not Support The War Hoax
  • An Overview of Phishing
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Hoax-Slayer Newsletter - Issue 80: March, 2008


This month in Hoax-Slayer
  • Postcard Image Virus Hoax
  • Pay Up or I'll Kill You Scam Email
  • Bacteria on Restaurant Lemon Slices Warning
  • Water Bottle Car Fire Warning
  • Fake Microsoft Critical Update
  • Shark's Love for Man Hoax
  • Cancer Info From Johns Hopkins Hoax Email
  • Christian the Lion Email
  • PayPal New Security Message Phishing Scam
  • K-9 Congressional Medal of Honor Hoax
  • Cell Phone Gun Warning
  • 359lb Louisiana Grouper
  • Ahmad Khaled Abu Rumman Make-A-Wish Foundation Hoax
  • Barack Obama Endorsed by the Ku Klux Klan Hoax
  • Telstra Free Directory Assistance Protest Email
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Issue 81: April, 2008


This month in Hoax-Slayer:
  • Mail Server Report Life is Beautiful Virus Hoax
  • Bump Car MS-13 Gang Initiation Warning
  • Swimming in the Devil's Pool at Victoria Falls
  • Visa Personal Password Phishing Scam
  • Mia Heyns Make-A-Wish Foundation Hoax
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Chain Email
  • Heineken Beer Company Promotion Scam
  • Person On The Bridge Hoax Email
  • Snake Caught in Spider's Web Photographs
  • F-15 Crash Sequence Images
  • Redneck Mansion Photograph
  • Interpol Funds Recovery Scam
  • Siamese Pike Photograph
  • Seventeen Pound Russian Baby Photographs
  • Heathrow Boeing 777 Crash - RF Interference Rumour
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Postby TeMerc » Mon May 19, 2008 10:36 pm

Issue 82: May, 2008

This month in Hoax-Slayer:
  • Protests Against Starving Dog Art Exhibition
  • Mini Lobster Contamination Warning
  • Economic Stimulus Refund Phishing Scam
  • Refugee Monthly Allowance From Australian Government Hoax
  • "What Do People Fear Most?" - Magazine Survey Email Hoax
  • United States District Court Subpoena Malware Email
  • Simon Ashton Email Hacker Hoax
  • Elephant Painting Portrait Video
  • New Prison Photographs - Prison vs Work
  • Nareepol Tree
  • Pearl Harbor Box Brownie Photographs
  • British High Court Disclaim Form Lottery Scam
  • Fire Rainbow Photograph
  • Self Parking Garage
  • Indian Two Faced Baby
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Postby TeMerc » Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:42 pm

Issue 83: June, 2008

This month in Hoax-Slayer:
  • Photograph of Tornado Hitting Scout Camp Hoax
  • Making Popcorn With Cell Phones
  • Yahoo Account Phishing Scam Email
  • Chinese Hair Bands Made From Used Condoms
  • Horror in Singapore - Raffles Place Ghost Video
  • Parrot Flower Photographs
  • Airliner Ditching In Surf Video
  • Live Ants In The Brain Hoax
  • Yahoo International Lottery Programme Scam
  • Fake Pothole Speed Control Device Photographs
  • Compressed Air Cars
  • Exploding Windmill Video
  • Molly - Pony With A Prosthetic Leg
  • Striped Iceberg Photographs
  • Oil Rig Tornado Photo Hoax
  • Forward To View Funny Clip Email Hoax
  • Charlton Heston Gun Collection Photographs
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Postby TeMerc » Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:57 am

Issue 84: August, 2008

This month in Hoax-Slayer:
  • Barack Obama in Afghanistan Protest Email
  • 'Buy Airplane Ticket Online' Trojan Email
  • Rottnest Island Great White Shark Hoax
  • Robert Mugabe Mansion Photographs
  • Not Able to Deliver UPS Package Malware Email
  • Prime Minister Howard - Muslims Out Of Australia
  • Lightning Storm Meets Volcanic Eruption Photos
  • Ball Girl Wall Climb Catch Video
  • Google Workplace Photographs - Google's Zurich Office
  • Google AdWords Phishing Scam
  • German Truck Art
  • Lottery Scam Payment Requests - Sky Express Couriers
  • Diamond Covered Mercedes Photographs
  • Incredible Chinese Love Story
  • Johan Lorbeer Gravity Defying Street Performance Photographs
  • Nadezhda - Russian Dating Scammer
  • Fake $5 Off Target Coupons
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Postby TeMerc » Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:57 pm

[*]Issue 85 - Hoax-Slayer NewsletterSeptember, 2008


This month in Hoax-Slayer:
  • Sun Powered Key Ring Tracking Device Hoax
  • Photographs of Lions Chewing Car Tyres
  • Webmail Account Phishing Scam
  • Katie Fitch Prayer Request Email
  • Internet Explorer 7 Latest Version Malware Email
  • World's Largest Swimming Pool
  • Mysterious Carved Tree Hoax
  • Montauk 'Monster' Photograph
  • Video of Lebanese Girl Crying Crystal Tears
  • Miracle in Egypt - Buried Children Saved By Jesus
  • Two Cranes Tipping Off Pier Photographs
  • Astronaut Carving on Salamanca Cathedral Wall
  • Sunset Over Europe and Africa From Columbia Hoax
  • Whipped Ocean - Beach Foam at Yamba New South Wales
  • Burned Cigars Insurance Claim Hoax
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Postby TeMerc » Fri Oct 10, 2008 3:32 pm

Issue 86: October, 2008

This month in Hoax-Slayer:
  • Burundanga Business Card Drug Warning
  • In-N-Out Burger Discounted Food Hoax
  • Fraud Transactions Warning Malware Email
  • Human Parts Factory Hoax
  • Free Fuel Offer From Shell Hoax
  • Virus Complaint Email Carries Malware
  • Miley Cyrus Death Hoax
  • Chinese Milk Contamination - Recalled Products Warning Email
  • Poverty Reduction And Eradication Advance Fee Scam
  • ATM Card Advance Fee Scam
  • Internet Rumour - UNESCO Chooses Indian National Anthem as Best In The World
  • American Airlines Loyalty Program Phishing Scam
  • Senator Collins Oil Spill Interview - The Front Fell Off
  • Online Quiz to Help Bihar Flood Victims
  • Internet Access Suspended Malware Email
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Postby TeMerc » Sun Nov 16, 2008 1:35 am

Issue 87: November, 2008

This month in Hoax-Slayer:
  • One Wing Plane Landing - Best Air Race Pilot Ever Video
  • Tammy Burned Dog Email Petition
  • SMS Advance Fee Prize Scam
  • Door To Hell Gas Fire Photographs
  • Denmark Whaling Shame Protest Email
  • Fidel Castro Sector Zero Virus Warning
  • Babysitting Overpayment Scam
  • Home in A Garbage Truck
  • Painted Feather Images
  • Obama Malware Emails
  • Exxon Mobil International Award Advance Fee Scam
  • House Removal Bridge Accident Photographs
  • News From Japan - Update on Banking Crisis (Joke)
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Postby TeMerc » Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:54 am

Issue 89: February, 2009

This month in Hoax-Slayer:
    Dial Before You Dig - Gas Pipeline Explosion Photographs
    Islamic Punishment Protest Email - Photos of Boy's Arm Being Crushed Under Car Wheel
    Federal Reserve Bank "Phishing Attack Warning" Scam Emails
    Difference Between http & https
    Photos of Koala Escaping Heatwave
    Furong Reservoir - Giant Man Eating Catfish Hoax
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection Advance Fee Scam
    Carissa Malanitch Missing Child Hoax
    Plastic Containers - Chasing Arrows Symbol Reveals Plastic's Chemical Makeup
    Hodgkin's Lymphoma Prayer Request Email
    Obama Acceptance Speech Trojan Horse Warning
    Photographs of an Excavator Climbing a Tower
    Google 10th Anniversary Awards Lottery Scam
    Rebirth Of The Eagle Hoax
    Armless Girl Jessica Cox Gains Pilot's License
    Animal Rescue Site Email Forward
    Amirtha Make-A-Wish Foundation Email Hoax
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Postby TeMerc » Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:01 am

Issue 90: March, 2009

This month in Hoax-Slayer:
    Do Not Call - Mobile Phones Going Public Hoax
    Mass Migration of Rays
    McDonald's Survey Phishing Scam Email
    Coconut Crab Photographs
    Highest Position In The World - Babu Sassi Crane Operator
    Presidential Determination Rumour - Palestinian Resettlement in US
    Children's Charity Job Offer Scam
    MTN Free Nokia Phone Hoax Email
    Operation Yellow Jacket - Speeding Ticket Frenzy Hoax
    Cindy Hogman (or Hogan) Prayer Request Email
    Abbey Bank Suspended Access Phishing Scam
    Email Forward: Help Identify Young Girl Caught in Tsunami
    Air Force One Tail Number Hoax
    Delta Air Lines Passenger Itinerary Receipt Malware Emails

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Postby TeMerc » Sun May 31, 2009 11:48 pm

Hoax-Slayer Newsletter - Issue 92: June, 2009

This month in Hoax-Slayer:

    Ericsson Lap-Top Computer Giveaway Hoax
    Corpus Christi - Gay Jesus Movie Hoax
    Loteria Espana Scam Email
    Gibraltar Airport Runway Photographs
    One Way Glass Toilet
    Jim Neugent - Rude Response from ABC
    Nigerian Computer Scientist Advance Fee Scam
    Christopher Butterfield Hacker Warning Hoax
    Mars, Earth - Closest Approach in Recorded History
    Fake Facebook Login Phishing Scam
    Hacker Hoax Warning - Do Not Accept dr3am_rock or Linda M
    1956 Hard Disk Drive - Disk Storage Unit for 305 RAMAC Computer
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Postby TeMerc » Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:08 am

Issue 93: July, 2009

This month in Hoax-Slayer:
    Bristol Zoo Car Park Attendant Hoax
    Michael Jackson Died Years Ago Hoax
    ATM Security Advise Message : Enter PIN In Reverse to Call Police
    B737 Mid Air Collision Photos Hoax
    Woolworths Two Hundred And Fifty Rand Cookie Recipe Hoax
    Australian Tax Refund Scam Email
    Missouri Teacher's Letter To Obama
    Friend Stranded in Foreign Country Scam Emails
    F-35 Fighter Jet Vertical Take-Off Flip Video
    Commonwealth Bank Phishing Scam Emails
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Postby TeMerc » Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:47 am

Issue 95: September, 2009

This month in Hoax-Slayer:
    Invisible Man Photographs - Man Painted to Blend into Background
    Btinternet Email Account Phishing Scam
    BT Unpaid Bill Phone Scam Warning
    Hotmail Account Hoax
    The Faded Gingham Dress - Stanford University Origin Legend
    Budweiser Frogs Virus Hoax
    Crop Art - Rice Fields of Japan
    Unreported Income Phishing Scam
    Sam Bish Prayer Request Email
    Google Promotion Award Advance Fee Scam
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Issue 94: August, 2009

This month in Hoax-Slayer:
    Big Slip - Giant Water Slide Jump Video
    Bell Canada Phishing Scam Email
    Alarmist and Inaccurate Swine Flu Warning
    L.P.C. Electronics Sony Vaio Laptop Giveaway Hoax
    Nancy Pelosi and The Three Trips of Captain Cook
    Tow Bikes - Converted Motorbikes That Can Tow Vehicles
    Old Airplane Converted To Home Photographs
    Free Luminous Inverters for Forwarding Email Hoax
    Overdue Payments Advance Fee Scam
    Canada Revenue Agency Tax Refund Phishing Scam
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