Help me track down this Cube
-esque, straight-to-video nuclear bomb shelter paranoia film (with a shocking twist!). [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi
on Jul 19, 2012 -
Am I just gun-shy after the "Balloon Boy" hoax or are there legitimate reasons to question whether Jessica Watson
is really sailing around the world? What evidence can you find to support the theory that this is another hoax and what evidence can you find that refutes that theory? [more inside]
posted by kellygreen
on Oct 27, 2009 -
PhotoshopFilter: I'm looking for two things - recent photoshopped hoax pictures sent in by someone in the audience that the mainstream media has mistakenly printed or put on TV. Also any tips on detecting photoshopped photos would be appreciated. Even better if someone on the 'net outed them before MSM caught it. [more inside]
posted by mad_little_monkey
on Aug 11, 2009 -
How do you deal with friends or family sending you (and everyone else in their address book) fake virus warnings and other hoaxes? [more inside]
posted by Skyanth
on Jun 19, 2008 -
Has anyone used All World Private Funding to get a loan? And if so, what was your experience?
posted by waytogo!
on Oct 27, 2007 -
Does anyone remember an absurdly over hyped internet event/hoax that had something to with an enormous mountain tunnel? [more inside]
posted by Glum
on Jun 26, 2006 -
Anyone know any good books or internet sites relating to the asbestos in tampons hoax? [more inside]
posted by mdbell79
on Aug 18, 2005 -
A friend from junior high tracked me down by phone a few years ago (we'd been out of touch for about 15 years), which jump-started our friendship. We’ve never met up again in person (I left our home town years ago), but we stayed in touch via phone calls and email. For various reasons, however, I’ve begun to suspect that I’m being hoaxed in some way. I don't mean that I think this a stranger impersonating my friend, or that I’ve been swindled out of any money or anything. I've just started to get the funny feeling (due to inconsistencies, odd details, explanations that don’t always add up, etc.) that the story I've been given about where they're living, their career (supposedly a high-powered, adventurous one), etc. is just that -- a story that was made up, for some reason, to fool me after all these years.
My amateur detective skills pretty much begin and end with google, however, which has turned up nothing useful. I thought of checking military records (this person claims to have served after college) as a starting point, but I'm a civilian and so can’t access them. Of course I'm wary of the "find out the truth about anyone -- just $39.95!" online ads. Are there any (legitimate) resources I’m overlooking? Any other suggestions with how to deal with what has become an uncomfortable situation?
posted by anonymous
on Feb 2, 2005 -