Recent Blog Posts


President Obama files federal charges against Darren Wilson

26th November 2014
Rumours are circulating social media that President Obama filed federal civil charges against Darren Wilson moments following his acquittal of criminal charges by a grand jury. The rumours seem to have been first published on webs ...read more


Facebook post giving away free AK-47 guns?

25th November 2014
Taking the "unsealed giveaway" hoax (that continually runs rampant on Facebook daily) to another level comes this message that claims to be giving away 200 AK-47 guns.. The message (below) asserts that because the AK-47 guns have ...read more


5 vital safety tips for online Christmas shoppers

25th November 2014
Every year a record breaking number of Christmas shoppers turn to the Internet in search of their annual gift list, and 2014 isn’t expected to be any different. That means an unprecedented number of online transactions are expec ...read more


Parcel Delivery Service PDS Warning message

24th November 2014
A warning is circulating social media that describes a scam that works by duping victims into calling a premium rate number under the thinking it is the Parcel Delivery Service (PDS). The warning being spread claims that a card de ...read more


Recent Articles


Man sues Red Bull because it didn’t give him wings?

9 Oct 2014
Rumours are circulating across the Internet that a man is suing energy drink manufacturer Red Bull because despite the claims made in their advertising material, he did not grow wings. The rumours are false and are the result of a real class actio...read more


Are 2014 Federal Tax Refunds being delayed until October 2015?

7 Oct 2014
Rumours are spreading that claim tax refunds in the US are to be delayed by the IRS until at least October 2015. The story is false, and just another fabricated story from serial nonsense-starter The National Report, a website that deals ...read more


Muslims get the UK to ban sniffer dogs?

1 Oct 2014
Rumours are spreading across social media that Muslims have managed to get UK security forces to stop using sniffer dogs at airports and train stations, or that they are campaigning against sniffer dogs because it “offends them”. This seems to...read more


Are KFC banning alcohol-infused wipes?

29 Sep 2014
Rumours are circulating social media that assert popular fried chicken franchise KFC are refusing to sell hand wipes that contain ethanol as alcohol is prohibited by their Halal-only policy. The reports originate from an incident ...read more


ISIS knocking on doors and marking Christian houses

26 Sep 2014
Warnings (below) are spreading that claim terror group ISIS are going around suburbs knocking on doors in a bid to “mark” Christian houses. These warnings assert that the Islamic extremists are posing as charity workers, carrying black books arou...read more