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Old 05-20-2008, 09:38 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, 09:50 PM   #2
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Re: Look out for these cyberspace hoaxes

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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
http://www.hoax-slayer.com/swiffer-pet-death.html


Burnt Baby Alexandra Hoax
http://www.hoax-slayer.com/burned-baby-email.html


Foiled Abduction at Sam's Club
http://urbanlegends.about.com/librar...y/aa082599.htm


DON'T purchase ANY gasoline from the two biggest companies (which now are one), EXXON and MOBIL to lower gas prices!
http://www.snopes.com/politics/gasoline/gasout.asp



SAD WAL*MART STORY*
http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/children/walmart.asp


Pepsi has a new "patriotic" can
http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/blpepsi-can.htm


Petro Express is owned by Hugo Chavez or Venezuela
http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/p/petroexpress.htm


MICHIGAN STATE WARNING
http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/stallings.asp


Make-A-Wish Foundation will donate 7 cents to help cancer-sufferer Matt Dawson
[url]http://www.hoax-slayer.com/matt-dawson-make-a-wish-hoax.html


Febreze poses a health threat to pets
http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/blfebrez.htm


Dumb Burglars Snort Stolen Remains
http://urbanlegends.about.com/librar...t_cremains.htm


Perfume Robbers
http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/perfume.asp


Fliers on Car Windows Carjacking
http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/carjack.asp


serial killer has a baby's cry recorded
http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/crybaby.asp


Cheating at Gas Pumps (multiple)
http://www.snopes.com/politics/gasoline/cheating.asp


Glade PlugIns starts fires
http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/household/glade.asp



'POSTCARD' Virus Hoax
http://urbanlegends.about.com/librar...card_virus.htm
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


safety of canola oil
http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/blcanola.htm
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Old 05-20-2008, 09:56 PM   #3
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Look out for this hoax too:
http://www.snopes.com/warnings/hairgel.asp
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Old 05-20-2008, 10:04 PM   #4
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Not so much of a hoax as one of those rumors that will never die:

http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/starbucks.asp

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, 10:24 PM   #5
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Look out for this hoax too:
http://www.snopes.com/warnings/hairgel.asp
Repugnant.
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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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