Nolan Daniels Lotto Photo is a Facebook Hoax

Nolan Daniels Lotto Photo is a Facebook Hoax

Facebook user Nolan Daniels posted the following photo recently along with the message shown below: “Looks like I won’t be going to work EVER!!!! Share this photo and I will give a random person 1 million dollars!” Hopeful (and gullible) Facebook users wasted no time spreading this message far and wide across the platform. At…

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Dear Facebookers – Your private inbox messages are now visible for all to see, from 2009 and later – Facebook Hoax

Dear Facebookers – Your private inbox messages are now visible for all to see, from 2009 and later – Facebook Hoax

UPDATE: Since posting this article to our Facebook page, several readers insist that they have indeed had private messages posted to their Timeline. In light of this conflicting information, we encourage everyone to visit their Timeline and verify they have not suffered a privacy breach. We have also reached out to Facebook and will update…

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‘Windows Live Update’ Virus Warning is a Facebook Hoax

‘Windows Live Update’ Virus Warning is a Facebook Hoax

Don’t be alarmed about and definitely do not share the following warning with your friends: URGENT NOTICE! PLEASE READ MY FRIENDS! ALERT POLICE AUTHORITIES: At your computer and my, circulates this notice to your friends and family contacts! In the coming days be aware: do not open any message containing an attached file called “Windows…

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Phil Collins Dies in Car Crash – Facebook Hoax

Phil Collins Dies in Car Crash – Facebook Hoax

Phil Collins is the latest celebrity death hoax  spreading rapidly on Facebook. This is the same bogus site that created the Vanilla Ice hoax earlier this month. Clicking the wall post takes you to http://phil.collins.swellserver.com/news/top_stories/auto80.php - a peculiar URL for a news site, huh? Also, none of the news category links are active either. The only…

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Vanilla Ice Dies In Car Crash – Facebook Hoax

Vanilla Ice Dies In Car Crash – Facebook Hoax

It appears that another celebrity death hoax is rapidly spreading on Facebook – Vanilla Ice is the latest subject, and this isn’t the first time. Clicking the wall post takes you to http://vanilla.ice.swellserver.com/news/top_stories/auto80.php – a rather odd looking url for a news site. Also, none of the news category links are active either. The only…

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[Hoax Alert ] Privacy Notice and Warning to Institutions, Agents & Agencies

[Hoax Alert ] Privacy Notice and Warning to Institutions, Agents & Agencies

Countless Facebook users are posting the following warning to their profiles and often encouraging their friends to do the same: PRIVACY NOTICE: Warning – any person and/or institution and/or Agent and/or Agency of any governmental structure including but not limited to the United States Federal Government also using or monitoring/using this website or any of…

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Active Facebook Scams & Hoaxes – February 2, 2012

Active Facebook Scams & Hoaxes – February 2, 2012

There are several scams making their way around Facebook at the moment. Many of the ones now active are recycled versions of scams we have seen before. Most of them are using rogue Facebook applications or browser extensions to spread from user to user and a good many of the scams present a survey scam…

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New Way Gangs to Steal, Rape and Kidnap Girls – Facebook Hoax

New Way Gangs to Steal, Rape and Kidnap Girls – Facebook Hoax

A week wouldn’t be complete without some viral hoax spreading on Facebook. The latest one has been around for  a while, but it’s rapidly spreading now: “This message is for every Girl Who Goes to college or office alone.If u find any child carrying on road showing his/her address n asking u to take him/her…

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Harmless Facebook Rumour? There’s No Such Thing.

Harmless Facebook Rumour? There’s No Such Thing.

Editor’s note: This is guest post by Craig from ThatsNonsense.com.  If you’ve devoted any significant time to social networking giant Facebook, you’ve more than likely spent most of your time perusing and tagging photos, chatting with mates, joining Fan pages, finding old friends or even making new ones. Oh, and you’ve also probably witnessed or…

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WARNING: Adobe Flash Player Update Virus Warning for Zynga Games – Facebook Hoax

WARNING: Adobe Flash Player Update Virus Warning for Zynga Games – Facebook Hoax

If you or any of your friends play Zynga games on Facebook, then you have likely seen the following warning circulating: WARNING to all: If you get an Adobe Flash Player Update message that pops up when you click on Zynga games (mafia, farm, poker HC etc) – DO NOT RUN IT….it is could be…

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