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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Current Hoaxes and Scams

Many of the current hoaxes listed on Hoax Slayer are harmless, but some are definitely not. Here's a few of the latest ones:

  • Pepsi Car Wrap Money Laundering Scam - Email claims that you can make $350 per week just by displaying advertisements for Pepsi on your car.
  • Reshipping Fraud-Parcel Mule Scams - Jobs offered online or via email claim that participants can earn money by receiving items and resending them to specified addresses.
  • Warnings Claim Facebook Is Deleting Pet Profiles - Circulating messages claims that Facebook is now deleting pet profiles and pet rescue pages.
  • Hotel Booking Confirmation Malware Emails -Notification emails purporting to be from Booking.com claim to be hotel room booking confirmations and urge recipients to open an attached file to view reservation details.
  • 5 Current Facebook Scams To Watch Out For - Facebook is a perfect venue for scammers to distribute their malicious messages and find new victims. Here are five current Facebook scams to watch out for.
  • Don't Get Caught! Fake Tiffany & Co. Facebook Page Promises Prizes for Liking and Sharing
  • This Facebook Page supposedly belongs to famous jewelry retailer Tiffany & Co. The Page claims that you can win fabulous prizes such as a diamond ring, a Range Rover, and a spending spree just by liking and sharing.
  • Olympic Torch Invitation Virus Hoax - Message claims that an email with an attached file called Invitation contains a virus that will open an Olympic Torch that destroys the computer's hard drive.
  • This was my personal favorite: Russian K-7 Heavy Bomber Images - Circulating message claims that attached images depict a K-7, an exceptionally large aircraft built in Russia during the 1930's.

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