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“Bikini Bridge” Hoax And What We Can Learn From It
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By now you may have heard about the newest thinspo craze known as the “Bikini Bridge”. Now we’re learning that it’s really a hoax. …Or is it? It’s been pointed out that the photos featured online and in the media …

Facebook Shutting Down Hoax Resurfaces, Inexplicably Facebook Shutting Down Hoax Resurfaces, Inexplicably

Hey guys – read this and let me know what you think: Dear Facebook members, Facebook is supposed to be closing down March 15th because it is becoming very overpopulated. There have been many members complaining that Facebook is becoming …

Tip Receipt Hoax: Family Denies Leaving a Nasty Comment in the Tip Box for Gay Server
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Remember the waitress in New Jersey that claimed she wasn’t given a tip because she is gay? It turns out that is a hoax. A couple that wishes to remain anonymous contacted NBC 4 New York and said the whole …

Andy Kaufman’s Brother Claims to be Victim of Hoax

After iconic entertainer Andy Kaufman died of a rare form of lung cancer in 1984, there have been numerous conspiracy theories and rumors that the comedian faked his own death since, with the latest emerging during this week’s annual Andy …

Half-Life 3 Trademark News Turns Out To Be A Hoax

Maybe one day, we can look back on these developments and laugh as we start our umpteenth playthrough of Half-Life 3. Until that time, the safest approach is to take every piece of news concerning Valve’s seminal game with the …

Chris Birdman Andersen Cleared in Investigation
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The Miami Heat’s Chris “Birdman” Andersen’s name has been cleared in an investigation after a woman posed as Andersen to talk to underage girls online. Andersen’s Denver home was raided in May 2012 as part of the investigation by the …

Tawana Brawley Begins Making Defamation Payments
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Tawana Brawley has begun making defamation payments to one of the men that she falsely accused of rape in 1987. At the age of 15, Brawley, who was living in Wappingers Falls, claimed that she had been sexually assaulted by …

Chili-Finger Lady: Wendy’s Scammer Is Going Back to Jail
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An infamous fraudster is going back to jail for once again attempting to deceive law enforcement. Anna Ayala, better known as the “chili-finger lady,” is about to spend another two years in prison after lying to police to protect her …

No, Your Facebook Like Won’t Pay for ‘Mermaid Girl’ Surgery
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A new hoax making the rounds on Facebook claims that users must like, comment, and share in order to fund surgery for a little girl born with mermaid syndrome. Although this one is different from many we’ve seen recently because …

No, Instagram Isn’t Deleting Accounts. It Was Just a Technical Issue No, Instagram Isn’t Deleting Accounts. It Was Just a Technical Issue
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No, Instagram isn’t going to delete your account. Keep filtering and carry on. Thursday night, Instagram has some technical issues that caused some people to be locked out of their accounts. Rumors swirled that Instagram was deleting accounts – possibly …

Tiny ‘Alien’ Skeleton Debunked by DNA Evidence
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A tiny humanoid skeleton found in Chile’s Atacama Desert has been hailed by UFO conspiracists for years as proof of extraterrestrial life. Now, actual science has proven that the skeleton, as with all currently known life, originated on Earth. According …

Joel Osteen: Hoax Hasn’t Upset Him, “Nothing Has Changed”

Earlier this week, a late April Fool’s hoax made its debut, alleging that popular U.S. pastor Joel Osteen had renounced Christianity. Osteen is the pastor of a mega-church in Houston, Texas, and has a worldwide broadcast ministry that has made …

Mike Tyson Hoax: Roblé Can’t Believe It Made Page Six

Chef Roblé from Bravo’s Chef Roblé & Co. posted a series of Mike Tyson-related images on Instagram, which have drawn some attention, including from Iron Mike himself. The series, which included some fake text messages from Tyson to Roblé, went …

No, You’re Not Saving Starving Children by Sharing That Facebook Photo No, You’re Not Saving Starving Children by Sharing That Facebook Photo
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Facebook is not, nor will they ever be in the business of donating money to causes based on sharing content on the site. This is a fact, not a theory. But some people still fail to understand this. Even people …

Rihanna Sex Tape Scam Travels Around Facebook Rihanna Sex Tape Scam Travels Around Facebook
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If you’re strolling through your Facebook news feed, bored by all of your friends’ lame breakfast statuses and baby pics, and you happen to see something about a Rihanna sex tape – keep on strolling. Sophos Naked Security blog tips …

Facebook ‘Gold’ Hoax Returns with the Added Bonus of a Privacy Scare Facebook ‘Gold’ Hoax Returns with the Added Bonus of a Privacy Scare

A new Facebook hoax that’s circulating around the network suggests that users need to upgrade to a “Gold” level membership status in order to avoid having their private info leaked for all to see. Hoax-Slayer first spotted the hoax. Here’s …

No, Bill Gates Won’t Give You $5,000 to Share a Photo (Facebook Hoax) No, Bill Gates Won’t Give You $5,000 to Share a Photo (Facebook Hoax)
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There’s a new viral share hoax going around Facebook involving a photo of Bill Gates. “Hey Facebook, As some of you may know, I’m Bill Gates. If you click that share link, I will give you $5,000. I always deliver, …

Dumb Facebook Hoax Suggests Site Downtime, Could Be Dumbest Hoax Ever Dumb Facebook Hoax Suggests Site Downtime, Could Be Dumbest Hoax Ever
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With Facebook comes stupid Facebook hoaxes – it’s inevitable. There are over 1 billion monthly active users on the social network, and a sample size that large is bound to include plenty of twits. No, you’re not going to win …

Facebook Hoax Alert: You’re Not Helping an Injured 14-Year-Old Boy by Sharing a Status Facebook Hoax Alert: You’re Not Helping an Injured 14-Year-Old Boy by Sharing a Status
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It’s disconcerting that it bears repeating, but here goes: Facebook is never going to donate to some cause based on how many times you share a status. End of story. But that simple fact still floats over the heads of …

Facebook Powerball Hoax Guy Says It Was Just a Social Experiment, No Harm No Foul Facebook Powerball Hoax Guy Says It Was Just a Social Experiment, No Harm No Foul
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The guy that shopped a Powerball ticket earlier this month and duped millions of people into thinking he would split his winnings is finally speaking about the hoax. Nolan Daniels, a software developer, says that he never shared or liked …

Yacht Explosion: Coast Guard Claims It Was All a Hoax

Yacht Explosion: According to the Coast Guard, the whole story was nothing more than a very expensive hoax. Last night, an emergency call came across the line that claimed a boat had exploded off the New Jersey coast, forcing all …