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Old 05-20-2008, 08:38 PM   #1
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Look out for these cyberspace hoaxes

*edited to fix broken links, quoted myself instead by mistake, please see post below (and a mod can delete this one)

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Old 05-20-2008, 08:50 PM   #2
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Re: Look out for these cyberspace hoaxes

Originally posted by Butterscotch
The following are some very common email forward/myspace bulletin/otherwise spread via the internet messages meant to be helpful info, or on some cases fundraisers. They all turned out to be rumors, complete hoaxes, or a misrepresentation of a small bit of truth. Please check them out and let anyone who sends you one know it's fake and to stop forwarding it. Together we can stop these things.

Swiffer Wetjet Pet Death Email Rumour

Burnt Baby Alexandra Hoax

Foiled Abduction at Sam's Club

DON'T purchase ANY gasoline from the two biggest companies (which now are one), EXXON and MOBIL to lower gas prices!


Pepsi has a new "patriotic" can

Petro Express is owned by Hugo Chavez or Venezuela


Make-A-Wish Foundation will donate 7 cents to help cancer-sufferer Matt Dawson

Febreze poses a health threat to pets

Dumb Burglars Snort Stolen Remains

Perfume Robbers

Fliers on Car Windows Carjacking

serial killer has a baby's cry recorded

Cheating at Gas Pumps (multiple)

Glade PlugIns starts fires

'POSTCARD' Virus Hoax
IMPORTANT NOTE: Some versions of this hoax claim the information was "verified" on Snopes,com This is NOT true What has been verified on Snopes,com is a different e-card virus threat with a similar name Be careful not to confuse the two

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Old 05-20-2008, 08:56 PM   #3
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Old 05-20-2008, 09:04 PM   #4
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Not so much of a hoax as one of those rumors that will never die:


Every few months someone I know will email me asking if that's true, and I have to bite my tongue, stop my eye-rolling, quell the urge to go off on a giant rant, and point them to that site.
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Old 05-20-2008, 09:24 PM   #5
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Old 05-20-2008, 10:48 PM   #6
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Ok, "serial killer has a baby's cry recorded" is the scariest sentence I have ever read.

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