False claims that a funeral home employee was accidentally cremated while taking a nap on a stretcher came from a website that publishes works of fiction.
Details about “freedom checks’ are scarce, but most claims are tied to well-known dividend reinvestment plans that aren’t viewed as a way to get rich quick.
Outdated reports about an Easter egg recall from 2017 resurfaced in 2018 as an outdated warning about Target issuing a massive Easter egg recall.
Claims that Virginia social worker Storm Durham was fired for holding a concealed carry permit are refuted by her former employer, but there’s not enough evidence to prove or disprove them fully.
A satirical article of 1995 recasts the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War to make a point about gun rights, stating that 72 People Killed Resisting Gun Confiscation by National Guard.
False rumors that Cadbury products are infected with HIV are the latest in a long list of false claims about various foods and drinks being contaminated.
New drug-resistant, hypervirulent strains of Klebsiella pneumoniae are real and very dangerous — but those threats have been taken out of context by scammers trying to sell cures that don’t appear to exist.
HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s office ordered a $31,000 dining set, but Carson said he was surprised by the purchase and asked that it be canceled.
Warnings about scams involving new Medicare ID cards circulated in February 2018.
California Governor Jerry Brown signed a law ensuring that teachers can’t shoot back if attacked — but the law was signed because of the tragedy in Parkland, Florida.