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Hoax

Balloon Hoax, The
news story in 1844, reporting the transatlantic crossing of a balloon with eight passengers. [Am. Lit.: The Balloon Hoax in Poe]
Piltdown man
missing link turned out to be orangutan. [Br. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 46; Time, October 13, 1978, 82]
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It is understood the hoaxer phoned gardai shortly before 6.
Peteski Productions says the Tuiasosopo interview was their "exclusive" and, with the work of the production crew, had several measures, including a media blackout that prevented the Te'o hoaxer from speaking to other outlets until after the "Dr.
Sandaza told the hoaxer, who used the alias Jack McGonagle, that he earned PS4500 a week at Rangers, plus bonuses.
The hoaxer plundered snapshots from Miss Thomas' Facebook account to create a fake world in which "Hayley" was the niece of Rangers' manager Ally McCoist.
Only yesterday we reported on a Wrexham bomb hoaxer being told he faces a lengthy custodial sentence, so why not bring in punishments for those people who without thinking are forced to call upon our brave rescue teams?
The wife of England defender John Terry has backed the team after a hoaxer claimed she was "not happy" with their performance against Algeria.
TWITTER is rife with hoaxers pretending to the rich and famous.
The apology, printed in the Oxford Mail newspaper, named the hoaxer as Matthew Biel, 18, from Didcot, Oxfordshire, and included a message from his mother saying the whole family was "sickened" by his actions.
London, Jan 26 (ANI): Gossip websites crashed after hoaxers claimed that Hollywood hunk Johnny Depp had been killed in an accident.
Hoaxers made 19,328 false calls to the region's five forces in the last financial year.
Infamous hoaxer Wearside Jack is said to be just weeks away from being released from prison.
BEARS star Ian Bell has fallen victim to a Twitter hoaxer.