Quite simply put, a hoax is a deliberate deception. There are a million different reasons why one person would want to deliberately deceive another. Usually it involves profit of some sort. Its impossible to say when the first hoax was perpetrated, but hoaxing, trickery, and lying have been part of humanity since time immemoriam. This site aims to expose the hoaxes, and to keep you better informed as to the common methods used by hoaxers, tricksters, con-men, and thieves, so you can avoid being duped yourself.Watch these videos and find out about some of the biggest and most popular urban legends, conspiracy theories, myths and hoaxes of all time. Know of any good videos that we're not showing? Let us know.
The Editor's Desk
FOOL ME ONCE, SHAME ON YOU ...: Thanks to some alertness on the part of online commenter “The Oracle of the Athens Banner-Herald,” I’m obliged to report to you that a “study” of computer browser users mentioned earlier this week in The Editor’s Desk was a hoax.
The Travel Rumours and Urban Legend
Urban Myths are popularly held beliefs that persist because they are widely talked about, rather than because they are fact The travel industry has its own myths, so it's worth exploring a few to learn which rumours might lead us to need some cheap travel insurance cover, and which are just misconceptions
Get 6 Pack Abs Without Starving Yourself and Doing 1000 Crunches: Popular Myths
If you are reading this article, it is probably because you are looking for an answer to your problem You want to get strong and good looking abs, but you just can't seem to get rid of that unwanted fat on your belly
Con Men Internet Scams: How To Earn a College Degree Without Earning a College Degree
What's a diploma mill? Explanation is right at your finger tips. Just check out the entry in Webster's Third New International Dictionary:
Common Cat Health Myths -- Debunked!
Lots of fibs have been told about felines through the ages. For example, consider the popular notion that it's supposedly healthy for cats to drink cow's milk. The truth is that most cats are lactose intolerant and can't break down the sugars in milk, says Joseph Wakshlag, DMV, an assistant professor of clinical nutrition at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Different Kinds of Internet Scams
Because of the popularity of the internet, scammers have been very clever in using it to easily lure money from many prospect victims Learn the different kinds of online scams in order to be aware of how they do it and avoid being a victim of any of these scams
View from a Hoax: New Book is Next Chapter in Oprah Holocaust Love Story Hoax
"The Apple" by Penelope Holt (York House Press) looks at the story behind the Holocaust "hoax", dubbed an Oprah Top 10 Mistake, which erupted as 2008's publishing scandal. The book examines the story behind the story of Herman Rosenblat, and the reasons why the Holocaust survivor embellished his heart-rending account of survival with a heart-warming tale of love that set off a firestorm of criticism from the Holocaust community and led Berkley Books to cancel Mr. Rosenblat's 2009 memoir, "Angel at the Fence."
Avoiding Scams Online
Nowadays, it is very important to have extra money in our pockets that we could readily rely on in cases of emergencies and other unexpected occurrences The last two years have been filled with untoward events like the global financial crisis, and calamities like earthquakes, typhoons, and hurricanes
Work at Home, Email Scams, Online Surveys & MLM
We have all been bombarded with Email, mostly Spam, Get rich quick schemes, MLM ads (Multi Level Marketing) Government Grants. I have already posted about the HSBC Phishing scam. I have had enough! Today I thought we could look at a different angle of Internet Safety and ways to protect against not only online scams, but so called “Legitimate” opportunities of hitting it big. Changing your life, buying expensive cars, going on great vacations. Are there good opportunities out there? Yep there are. Will you make it “big”? Maybe, it is possible. Let’s take a look one by one and do some analysis.