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The people who create hoaxes and fake-news stories are always quick to capitalise on any highly reported events. And, because it is creating so much fear and concern, Ebola is a perfect vehicle for such hoaxes. Ebola is being widely covered by the mainstream news and is currently front and centre in the public mind. Here we list the current crop of Ebola related hoaxes.

Current Ebola Related Hoaxes

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HOAX - Circulating report claims that U2's Bono has likely contracted the Ebola virus after caring for a dying Liberian man.

HOAX - 'U2's Bono Has Ebola'

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'Crabzilla'- Giant Crab Hoax Image Has Internet Abuzz A circulating aerial image appears to depict a gigantic crab lurking just off the coast of Whitstable in the UK.

'Crabzilla'- Giant Crab Hoax Image Has Internet Abuzz

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Hoax Message Claims Giant Ghatotkacha Skeleton Unearthed in India

Hoax Message Claims Giant Ghatotkacha Skeleton Unearthed in India

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Hoax-Slayer's Current Top Five Dumbest Hoaxes

Hoax-Slayer's Current Top Five Dumbest Hoaxes

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Do NOT try to charge your iPhone in a microwave. Message is just a nasty hoax. Microwaving your phone will destroy it.

SURVEY SCAM - 'Win Free Apple iPhone 6' The site and the associated Facebook Page are fraudulent. The site is not giving away iPhone 6's as claimed. It is a scam designed to trick you into spamming your friends with the fake promotion and divulging personal information via dodgy online surveys.

SURVEY SCAM - 'Win Free Apple iPhone 6'

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The claims in the message are nonsense. Tupac Shakur was indeed killed in 1996 and has not been hiding for 18 years as claimed.

FAKE-NEWS - 'Tupac Shakur Alive'

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Ice Bucket Challenge Death Hoaxes: The videos do show ice bucket challenges that have gone wrong. However, while the participants may have been hurt, there are no credible reports that they died. The stories are being spread by poor taste fake-news websites

Ice Bucket Challenge Death Hoaxes

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Breaking Bad Season 6 Claim is a Hoax [Breaking Bad Season 6 Claim is a Hoax] The interwebs have been all abuzz in recent days with rumours that popular TV series 'Breaking Bad' is set to return with a totally unexpected Season 6.

Breaking Bad Season 6 Claim is a Hoax

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Reports Claim Students Have Created Roofie Detecting Nail Polish: Reports are true, but product is still being developed and is not yet for sale.

Reports Claim Students Have Created Roofie Detecting Nail Polish

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MALWARE - Order Number 'Thank You For Using Our Services' Email: Email claims to be a notification about recent transaction and includes an order number, price, and payment method. It advises you to open an attached file for details about the purchase.

MALWARE - Order Number 'Thank You For Using Our Services' Email

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SURVEY SCAM - 'Sylvester Stallone Died in Horrible Car Accident'

SURVEY SCAM - 'Sylvester Stallone Died in Horrible Car Accident'

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HOAX - 'Wiltshire Church to Become Mosque and Bodies Dug Up'

HOAX - 'Wiltshire Church to Become Mosque and Bodies Dug Up'

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LIKE-FARMING - 'Mercedes Benz CLA 45' Facebook Giveaway: The Page is bogus and the competitions that it promotes are not legitimate. There are no winners and no cars are being given away.

LIKE-FARMING - 'Mercedes Benz CLA 45' Facebook Giveaway

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It is perfectly true that August 2014 has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays. However, this combination occurs far more often than once every 823 years and is not at all remarkable

NONSENSE: August 2014 Date Combination - 'Once Every 823 Years'

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E-ZPass unpaid toll malware email. The email is not from E-ZPass. It is a criminal ruse designed to trick you into downloading malware to your computer.

Malware : E-ZPass Unpaid Toll Email Links to Malware Website

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Facebook Overpopulated Hoax - These warning messages are pointless hoaxes and should be ignored. Facebook is NOT running out of space and your account will NOT be deleted if you do not send on such messages.

Facebook Deleting Inactive Users Hoax - 'Facebook Overpopulated'

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Survey Scam - 'Malaysian Air Flight MH-370 Found By Sailor'

Survey Scam: 'Malaysian Air Flight MH-370 Found By Sailor'

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'Man Punching Dog' Protest Message - The images are reportedly genuine and were taken in Chile back in 2011. 2012 news reports on the issue indicate that the man was identified and investigated in relation to the acts of cruelty depicted in the images

True but Outdated - 'Man Punching Dog' Protest Message

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The email is a phishing scam designed to trick users into divulging their email account login details to Internet criminals.

Email Exceeded Storage Limit Phishing Scam

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PHISHING - 'Credit Card Expired' PayPal Email The email is not from PayPal. It is a phishing scam designed to trick you into sending your PayPal account login credentials and credit card details to online criminals.

Netflix Cancellation Phishing Scam: The message is a phishing scam and Netflix did not send it. Clicking the link will take you to a fake Netflix website that asks for login credentials, credit card details, and other personal information. This information will be collected by criminals and used for credit card fraud and identity theft.

PHISHING SCAM - 'Netflix Account Cancellation'

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TRUE - 'Researchers Monitoring Cow Digestion Through Windows in Their Sides'. In fact, the technique has been used in various locations around the world for many years. Via the windows, called cannulas or fistulas, scientists can easily access the contents of a cow's rumen and better ascertain nutrient requirements.