Saturday, August 13, 2011

Public Service - - Facebook Health Warning Message is Just a Hoax

Facebook Health Warning Message is Just a Hoax
A warning message started spreading first on Facebook, through re-posting and request for re-posting, and then it spread like a jungle fire via mobile text message/SMS; which warns recipients not to scratch the recharge mobile or phone cards with nails as the material used for scratch card coating i.e. Silver Nitro Oxide, can cause ‘SKIN CANCER’.

The mastermind behind this warning message used the name of Medical research Authority of the US to authenticate this message and in the last it is requested to re-post and forward the same to your contacts and friends.

Let’s have a look to the contents of the message before we start post-mortem of the reality of this ‘Scratch Card Coating Causing Skin Cancer’ warning message.
  1. Facebook version looks like the shown below:
  1. It mentions, “ATTENTION! !!!!!!! Medical research Authority of the US have found that new cancer in human beings caused by 'Silver Nitro oxide'. Whenever u buy recharge cards or calling cards don't scratch them with ur nail as it contain 'silver nitro oxide' coating and can cause skin cancer. Copy and paste this status and spread awareness please”
  3. SMS/Mobile Text Message reads like this mentioned below:
Fwd as rcvd Medical research authority of us have found new cancer in human being caused by silver nitro oxide.. whenever you buy recharge cards dont scratch wid nail as it contain silver nitro oxide coating and can cause skin cancer… share dix msg to ur frndx…

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