False claims that Tyler Perry is giving away $750,000 spread on social media in June 2018.
The FBI urged the public to reboot routers and network hardware in May 2018 after disrupting a group of Russian hackers who installed malware capable of stealing information.
Posts falsely claiming that typing “bff” into Facebook tells users if their accounts are secure circulated in March 2018.
A bogus message from Mark, the director of Facebook warns that Facebook will become chargeable.
False warnings not to accept friend requests from Facebook hacker Andrea Wilson that spread in November 2017 are based on legitimate threats.
Warnings about Bad Rabbit ransomeware are credible — but the virus had only targeted corporate networks outside the U.S. as of October 26, 2017.
False warnings not to accept anything from Facebook hacker Fabrizio Brambilla surfaced in August 2017 and weren’t connected to a legitimate threat.
A baseless warning that clicking on a video called “popcorn carnival” or “carnival of the popcorn” on WhatsApp will destroy users phones has gone viral.
A fake offer for 5,000 Kroger fuel points that surfaced on social media in July 2017 is part of a like-farming scam.
A warning not to accept a friend request from John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt is a joke that plays on similar warnings that have gone viral.