Posted November 26th, 2011 by Murray By Moonlight
Filed under: Elsewhere In The Web, Urban Legends
Tags: email, hoax, kidney theft
Jim Walker from The Santa Clarita Valley Signal talks about the time he had one of his kidneys stolen (before you become alarmed but not alert, Jim still has both of his kidneys) and the time he almost fell for the rumour that Wall-Mart was releasing Chanukah Hams just in time for the holiday season! 
A very fun read!
|1.||For those in need of extra guidance, Chanukah (variously spelled “Hannuka”, “Chanuka” and “Channukah”, is a holy Jewish holiday, and of course observant Jews would never eat ham.|
Posted January 22nd, 2011 by Murray By Moonlight
Filed under: Email Hoaxes, False, Scarelore, Urban Legends
Tags: email, gang initiation, gangs, hoax, urban dangers
Is there any truth to an alarming email that warns that gangs are using infant car seats and / or eggs thrown at windscreens to waylay unsuspecting motorists?
Don’t stop for any reason. Whatever you do… DON’T STOP FOR ANY REASON!!
That’s the frantic advice being given by a chain email that made its way into my inbox today .
Your life depends on it.
You are not safe.
If you pull your car over, if you stop, you are going to become a victim of a gang robbery, rape or perhaps even murder. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted March 30th, 2008 by Murray @ ulblog
Filed under: False, Urban Legends
Tags: chain email, email, hoax, Scarelore, urban dangers
The email claims that a new danger has arrived in your neighbourhood – gangs of thieves are tricking the unwary into smelling ether disguised as a sample of an expensive perfume, and are then robbing their happless victims once they have been rendered unconscious.
How worried should you be that you or your loved ones might fall prey to these fiendish purveyors of fake fine perfumes? Step into the ULBlog car park to learn a little more about The Sweet Smell Of Danger…
It really is amazing how long a good Urban Legend can survive out there in the wild!
When I first wrote about the Perfumed Bandits email hoax we were living in a different century. It was November 1999, and the same email that has gone on to cause so much concern and alarm around the world was making its way into unsuspecting email inboxes for the very first time.
And this email didn’t mess about. It went straight for the psychologic jugular and didn’t let go, delivering its payload of anxiety and alarm to a host audience that was still trying to adapt to the idea that not everything you receive in your inbox is true or real. Even if it claims otherwise in very big letters…
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