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Facebook ‘Powerball’ Scam Screws Woman out of $10K

Facebook ‘Powerball’ Scam Screws Woman out of $10K

By Josh Wolford April 23, 2015

Neither Facebook nor its CEO Mark Zuckerberg are ever going to give you money, unless you’re a charity – then you might get a fat donation from Zuck. But for average, everyday people on Facebook, anyone claiming to have money …

Faceboozled: The Facebook Hoaxes That Duped Your Gullible Friends (and Likely Will Again) Faceboozled: The Facebook Hoaxes That Duped Your Gullible Friends (and Likely Will Again)

“You can’t believe everything that you read, and that goes double for stuff on Facebook.” – Mark Zuckerberg* Recently, a very old and very stupid hoax made the rounds on Facebook. It wasn’t the first time, and you can be …

Ricky Martin Isn’t Dead, Just Chillin in #Heaven

Ricky Martin is alive and well, relaxing on the beach in #heaven. Martin is the latest victim of the ubiquitous celebrity death hoax, as the internet killed him off over the weekend. The hoax seems to have originated from a …

Facebook Privacy Hoax Returns to Dupe the Highly Dupable Facebook Privacy Hoax Returns to Dupe the Highly Dupable

Don’t be the guy who posts that completely useless privacy notice on Facebook … again. Hey, better safe than sorry, right? Wrong. Just say no. A hoax as old as any (and there are a lot inside the Facebook bubble) …

“Drunk Girl” Video Is A Viral Hoax, Completely Faked

“‘Drunk girl in public’ prank will make you lose faith in humanity” read the headlines of Metro, Blender Fox, and London Report. The “Drunk Girl” video went viral, garnering 4.5 million views, and showcasing a series of men conspiring to …

Facebook Monthly Fee Hoax Resurfaces, Is Still Incredibly Stupid Facebook Monthly Fee Hoax Resurfaces, Is Still Incredibly Stupid

“Facebook is a free site and will never require that you pay to continue using the site.” You may not trust Facebook all of the time, but you should trust them on this. Facebook’s business model does not and will …

Betty White Isn’t Dead, Just the Victim of a Bad Pun

Betty White, the 92-year-old comedienne and actress who seems to only get better with age, is fine. Despite what you may have heard on Twitter, White is not dead. But she is the victim of a bad pun. ‘Satirical’ news …

‘Facebook Drug Task Force’ Hoax Shows Desperate Need for More Satire Tags ‘Facebook Drug Task Force’ Hoax Shows Desperate Need for More Satire Tags

Last week, Facebook began reminding idiots that The Onion, as well as articles from other “satirical” sources, were in fact satire. And like a beaming white patronus in the forest of idiocy, thousands of clueless souls stepped up to provide …

Orange Is The New Black Wasn’t Canceled, It’s Just a Dumb Hoax Orange Is The New Black Wasn’t Canceled, It’s Just a Dumb Hoax

Despite what you might have read over the weekend, the ladies of Litchfield will be back for a third season. Self-proclaimed “satirical and entertainment website” Empire News published an article on Friday with the clickbaity headline “Netflix Pulls Plug On …

KFC Scarred Little Girl Was A Hoax

The story of a badly disfigured little girl, who was asked to leave a Mississippi KFC restaurant, may have been a complete hoax. According to the Laurel Leader-Call, the allegations that three-year-old Victoria Wilcher and her grandmother were asked to …

Ryan Gosling Hoax Fools Millions Of Facebook Users

Nearly one million Facebook users were duped over the weekend when a fake post allegedly from Ryan Gosling started circulating on the Internet. The post came from a page deliberately making people think it was from Gosling. The post was …

Kevin Edson Charged For Boston Marathon Bombing Hoax

Kevin Edson was arrested on Tuesday after Boston police spotted him walking barefoot in the rain and carrying a backpack near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Edson was taken into custody shortly after admitting to police that his …

Boston Marathon Bombing Hoax: Artist To Blame?

Tragic events should inspire people to show empathy for the affected victims with words of support and acts of kindness. Unfortunately, some would prefer to use these horrible incidents to draw all the wrong kinds of attention to themselves. Case …

Cloned Dinosaur Story is a Complete Hoax

Last week a story appearing on the website Newshound.biz reported that British scientists had successfully cloned a dinosaur. Citing scientists and spokespersons from Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), the story stated that a baby Apatasaurus named “spot” had been born …

Wayne Knight Hoax: Newman is Alive, No Joke

For some reason, the Internets like to make up stories of celebrities dying. The result is a bunch of confusion and possibly unnecessary tumultuous feelings–all for the sake of some website traffic. This wasn’t a plot planned by his nemesis, …

‘Pawn Stars’ Star Chumlee Refutes Death Hoax via Twitter

Pawn Stars star Chumlee is not dead. As a matter of fact, he’s very much alive and well. According to UPI, Chumlee, whose real name is Austin Russell, became the topic of a viral hoax that began circulating around the Internet …

‘Pawn Stars’ Chumlee Not Dead, Despite Rumors

In further proof that internet websites will do absolutely anything to increase page-views, the recently spread rumor that Pawn Stars character “Chumlee” is dead has been proven to be a hoax. Yesterday, the site eBuzzd ran an article entitled, ” …