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 Dear Facebook user, if you have been seeing this message in your timeline lately, here’s what you must do:(1) Don’t panic.(2) Raise a skeptical eyebrow. It’s okay.click to enlargeThe text reads: !!!!!!!!!! RED ALERT for YOUR COMPUTER !!!!!!!!!! Please circulate this notice to your friends, family and contacts! In the coming days, warning: do not open […]

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There are a lot of genuine malware-laden fake Facebook emails about, but this one is a hoax.. and a very old one at that, going all the way back to the 1990s in one form or another. Subject: Fwd: FW: PLEASE CIRCULATE PLEASE CIRCULATE THIS NOTICE TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY ON YOUR CONTACT LIST In […]

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Old hoaxes never die. They just get transplanted to Facebook. Sometimes literally, when a classic email hoax starts to spread with minor emendations through Facebook message or news feeds. In this case, the actual message (at least, as I received it) is still email, but it’s been adapted to appeal to the more than 800 million Facebook […]

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