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Frauds, Scams & Hoaxes Updated as Necessary
Do you know why Kentucky Fried Chicken changed their name to KFC, or have you heard about the used Heroine needles in a McDonald's Ball Pit?
Did you hear about Hillary Clinton and her Black Panther buddies? Did you know that African-Americans will loose their right to vote in 2007?
Think that you won't be drafted into the military because you're the only child? Did you hear that AOL has merged with Intel AND Microsoft?
Doesn't that international driver's license sound like a good solution to the suspension of your driver's license last week?
Well hold on bucko... all is not as it seems...

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Although many hoaxes are described herein, most are not. Normally we only add hoaxes to this site when a client (or even a non-client) asks about it. Detailed information can be gained by following the extensive links to expert hoax debunking sites.*

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*The following expert hoax debunking sites are extensively cited herein.

Much of the information presented and linked here has been researched by the U.S. Department of Energy's CIAC Division and reported on their Hoaxbusters web site. As CIAC seems to prove by it's involvement, the U.S. Government is concerned that hoaxes at least somewhat interfere with the smooth operation of government.

The extensive research by creators, Barbara and David Mikkelson, is cited and linked throughout. lists specific sources for each report, and ranks each legend as "true", "false", or "undetermined or ambiguous". has proven it's credibility to be beyond reproach., the site that seems to know everything about everything, and have also been extensively quoted and linked to.

Other sources include the U.S. Secret Service,, The Make-A-Wish Foundation, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, the FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Americas Most Wanted, National Fraud Information Center, QuackWatch, and the New York City Police Department.

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