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US Election voting booth hoax spreads on Facebook

US Election voting booth hoax spreads on Facebook

Facebook users are mistakenly sharing a warning with each other about how to behave in voting booths during today's elections for the American presidency.

Facebook price grid hoax panics users into sharing message

Facebook price grid hoax panics users into sharing message

The kindness of friends is helping perpetuate an ongoing hoax that has spread widely across Facebook.

If you've seen such a message, posted by one of your Facebook friends, do them and the other billion users of Facebook a favour, and tell them that it's a hoax.

Why you shouldn't forward the "Invitation FACEBOOK - Olympic Torch" chain letter

Why you shouldn't forward the "Invitation FACEBOOK - Olympic Torch" chain letter

You shouldn't forward chain letters even if they're true. You definitely shouldn't forward them if they're false.

And the latest false warning doing the rounds is a perennial hoax - the so-called Invitation FACEBOOK/Olympic Torch virus warning.

Gotye is NOT dead, despite what you may read on CNN iReport

Gotye is NOT dead, despite what you may read on CNN iReport

Twitter was all a flutter this weekend with users reacting to the alleged death of music star Gotye.

And although the news appeared on a CNN website - it doesn't mean you should believe it.

Vanilla Ice 'dies in a car crash' - hoax spreads on Facebook

Vanilla Ice 'dies in a car crash' - hoax spreads on Facebook

Has Vanilla Ice really died in a car crash?

After all, plenty of people have been sharing the news on Facebook in the last 24 hours - so it must be true, mustn't it?

Facebook privacy notice chain letter is a hoax

Facebook privacy notice chain letter is a hoax

Facebook users have been spreading a chain letter recommending that their friends post a notice to their walls prohibiting Facebook and the US government from using their content. It is a chain letter/hoax and has no legal merits.

Strawberry Quick Meth scare spreads widely via Facebook

Strawberry Quick Meth scare spreads widely via Facebook

Facebook users are sharing messages warning that children are being targeted with strawberry-flavoured crystal meth.

But is there any truth in the widespread warning?

Sigh.. no, Facebook is not ending on March 15th 2012. Hoax spreads quickly

Sigh.. no, Facebook is not ending on March 15th 2012

Facebook is to end on March 15 2012, claims the Weekly World News... and many Facebook users seem to believe it.

'New Way Gangs Steal, Rape and Kidnap Girls' hoax spreads on Facebook

'New Way Gangs to Steal, Rape and Kidnap Girls' hoax spreads on Facebook

Facebook users are innocently sharing advice with their online friends about how women can avoid being kidnapped and raped, not realising that they are perpetuating a hoax.

Will Twitter donate $1 for every retweet about baby with cancer? No. It's a hoax

Will Twitter will donate $1 for every retweet about baby with cancer? No. It's a hoax

Tens of thousands of Twitter users have been tricked into retweeting a message claiming that Twitter will donate $1 per retweet to a baby needing treatment for cancer.

Of course, it's a hoax.

Baby cancer and heart transplant hoaxes on Facebook

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Facebook is a fertile breeding ground for hoaxes, spam and chain letters.

Adam Ant is NOT dead - despite what you may have read on the net

Adam Ant is NOT dead - despite what you may have read on the net

Has 1980s pop star Adam Ant really been killed in a jet ski crash?

If you believe everything you read on Twitter and Facebook, you might think that it's true. Learn to be more skeptical, and don't trust everything you read on the net.

Don't fall for the Recovering American Soldier hoax

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A message spreads on Facebook telling you how you can send a Christmas card to an anonymous American soldier - but all is not what it seems.

Facebook WON'T donate 45 cents per share for beaten boy's surgery. It's a hoax!

Hoax! Facebook donates 45 cents per share for beaten boy's surgery

Almost 200,000 Facebook users have been duped into sharing and reposting a message about a 14 year old boy who was allegedly beaten badly by his stepfather after protecting his little sister from being raped.

Hoax! Little boy needs 100 Facebook shares for a heart transplant

Hoax! Little boy needs 100 Facebook shares for a heart transplant

A new hoax is spreading between Facebook users, in the mistaken belief that sharing a picture of a sick boy in intensive care will grant him a heart transplant.

The Pink Profile Pic Facebook virus hoax

The Pink Profile Pic Facebook virus hoax

A warning is being spread by Facebook users, worried that their friends may have caught a computer virus because their profile picture has gained a pink tinge.

Find out how a campaign to raise awareness and money to fight breast cancer turned into a computer virus scare.

BlackBerry outage, video apologies, a hoax and Ronnie Corbett

BlackBerry outage, video apologies, a hoax and Ronnie Corbett

Millions of BlackBerry owners around the world have been feeling the pain this week as messaging and email systems collapsed in a service outage.

Which is hardly the ideal time for a BlackBerry-related hoax to be spread.

Facebook price grid? $9.99 for gold membership? The charging hoax continues to spread

Facebook price grid? $9.99 for gold membership? The charging hoax continues to spread

Duped Facebook users are sharing a message with their online friends, believing it will help them avoid charges of between $3.99 and $9.99 per month.

Of course, the chain letter is completely bogus - and should not be forwarded.

Facebook to start charging? It's poppycock!

Facebook to start charging? It's poppycock!

Will Facebook start charging due to the new profile changes?

No.

But don't let the truth get in the way of a good old-fashioned chain letter, spreading like billy-o across the social network.

Pornographic movies posted on Facebook walls?

Ponographic movies posted on Facebook walls? Hoax spreads like wildfire

A warning is spreading like wildfire on Facebook, claiming that hackers are posting pornographic movies on users' walls which are invisible to the owners of the wall but are visible to friends and family.