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- How to Respond to Hoax Messages
How do you respond if you see a social media post or email that you know is a hoax?
Circulating Facebook post that features a photograph of a baby with a large surgery scar across his face claims that liking the picture equates to a prayer for the child.
This Facebook Page supposedly belongs to famous jewellery retailer Tiffany & Co. The Page claims that you can win fabulous prizes such as a ВЈ20,000 diamond ring, a Range Rover, and a ВЈ5000 spending spree just by liking and sharing.
Report claims that a 2007 NBC News segment predicted that all Americans would be microchipped by
the year 2017. The reports suggest that the implanted RFID microchips will be used by the US government to control its citizens.
Report being distributed via social media and email claims that a 200 million year old dinosaur egg has hatched in a Berlin museum after a heating system malfunctioned.
Published: June 29, 2015
A rather eerie image that supposedly depicts a strange 'cloud monster ' hovering above hills beside a highway is currently circulating the Internet.
Message claims that an indoor plant that is commonly kept in homes and offices is so poisonous that it can kill a child in less than a minute and an adult in 15 minutes.
Circulating social media message claims that a newborn baby abandoned in a forest was carried across a busy road and through a barbed wire fence to safety by a stray dog. The message features an image of a dog beside a baby on a bed.
Message circulating virally via social media posts warns parents that mold has been found inside a container of the popular fruit drink Capri Sun. The message induces a photograph of the moldy beverage in a glass.
According to reports that are currently making their way around the Internet via social media, fast food giant McDonald's has admitted that its coffee contains french fry grease and is putting up signs in its outlets that warn customers about the additive.
- Delixi Consults 'Payment Assistant' Job Offer Scam
According to this email, a Chinese based company called 'Delixi Consults' would like to hire you as a payment assistant. Your job tasks, claims the message, would involve collecting customer checks and money orders, processing them via your bank account, and wiring the proceeds back to Delixi Consults via international money transfer.