Category Archives: whatsapp

Martinelli virus is fake, whatsapp gold threat is real

Sometimes I get frustrated seeing the two extremes… One one side is where people are careless and clicking on fake vouchers, on the other hand people can be fear mongering stopping you from clicking anything in your whatsapp. Case in point, this was shared a few times before, but it has recently has been shared again but this time with a supposedly valid link.

If you know anyone using WhatsApp you might pass on this. An IT colleague has advised that a video comes out tomorrow from WhatsApp called martinelli do not open it , it hacks your phone and nothing will fix it. Spread the word.
If you receive a message to update the Whatsapp to Whatsapp Gold, do not click !!!!!
Now said on the news this virus is difficult and severe

Pass it on to https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/whatsapp-accounts-hacked-scam-singapore-police-10149450

  1. The link provided works, but if you were to read there was no mention of the martinelli virus or whatsapp gold.
  2. A quick google search you can find that the martinelli threat is fake, while the whatsapp gold threat is real. As shown in the following link. https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/whatsapp-message-martinelli-video-security-how-safe-gold-facebook-latest-a8309091.html

I find it interesting that they shared a fake news with a valid news. I suspect that the perpetrators are lulling people into a fake sense of security by making people confused on what threats are real or not. E.g. martinelli is fake, so whatsapp gold threat must be fake too…

But the link is a nice touch, it makes people think it is a valid news, when its not. But if the copy paster read the news and thought about it, and even researched it themselves, they wouldn’t shared in the first place.

Its a nice thought though. People shared because they got scared and cared, I just wish they double checked before they shared.

Fake whatsapp vouchers

Sometumes i get fake voucher posts on my whatsapp. The following us a recent example.

Giant Supermarket is giving FREE $500 shopping voucher 🎁 to celebrate it’s 74th anniversary, click here to get yours : http://www.gıant.com/voucher Enjoy.

For me it’s obvious, but for most people it isn’t. You can actually notice that a certain letter doesn’t seem righ. In this case is the i is an ı.

In addition you can actually do a google search and find the official website to find its not.

Some one else in my groups posted a very informative article about these scams.

https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/uk-41900814

Cure for diabetes, unsubstantiated whatsapp post, but some good news

Dr. Anita Simon (M. D. Pediatrician). *Finally Good News For Diabetes.*

Hope you can forward the below message to help some one who needs this info…!

A woman (65) was diabetic for the last 20+ years and was taking insulin twice a day. She used the enclosed homemade medicine for a fortnight and now she is absolutely free of diabetes and taking all her food as normal including sweets.

The doctors have advised her to stop insulin and any other blood sugar controlling drugs. I request you all please circulate the email below to as many people as you can and let them take maximum benefit from it.

AS RECEIVED :
_*DR. TONY ALMEIDA*_
(Bombay Kidney Speciality expert) made the extensive experiments with perseverance and patience and discovered a successful treatment for diabetes.
Now a days a lot of people, old men & women in particular suffer a lot due to Diabetes.

*Ingredients:*
1 – *Wheat 100 gm*
2 – *Barley 100 gm*
3 – *Black Seeds (kolunji) 100 gm*
Kolunji is *karunjeeraham* in tamil

_*Method of Preparation :*_
Put all the above ingredients in *5 cups of water*.
*Boil it for 10 minute* and put off the fire.
*Allow it to cool down by itself*.
When it has become cold, *filter* out the
seeds *and preserve water in a glass jug or bottle* .

_*How to use it?*_
Take *one small cup of this water every day early morning when your stomach is empty*.
Continue this *for 7 days*.
*Next week repeat the same but on alternate days*. With these 2 weeks of
treatment *you will wonder to see that you have become normal* and can eat
normal food without problem* .*

Note:
A request is to spread this to as many as possible so that others can also take benefit out of it.

*SINCE THESE ARE ALL NATURAL INGREDIENTS, TAKING THEM IS NOT HARMFUL. SO THOSE WHO ARE SCEPTICAL ABOUT THIS TREATMENT MAY STILL TRY IT WITHOUT ANY HARM.*

Once again Thanks for sending this message ….save many from sugar….(diabetes) ..!

Forwarded as received…

This post is unsubtantiated s noted by

https://www.hoaxorfact.com/health/successful-treatment-for-diabetes-by-dr-tony-almeida-bombay-kidney-speciality-expert-facts.html/amp

But apparently there is good new for diabetics. It may just require some lifestyle changes. Chek the following tedtalk on YouTube by a legit obesity doctor

And another of my favorite is the author of the book obesity code at https://youtu.be/Ekqq6DE8vGE

Machupo Virus in Paracetamol fake news

I read this post last year. Already debunk it, but it’s doing its rounds again. Its just so interesting people tend to spread fake news more easily the scarier they are.

AMARAN URGENT!
Berhati-hati untuk tidak mengambil paracetamol yang ditulis P / 500. Ia adalah paracetamol yang baru, sangat putih dan berkilat, doktor menasihati bahawa ia mengandungi virus “Machupo”, dianggap sebagai salah satu virus yang paling berbahaya di dunia, dengan kematian yang tinggi kadar. Sila kongsi mesej ini, dengan semua orang di senarai kenalan anda serta keluarga, dan menyelamatkan nyawa atau nyawa …. Saya telah melakukan bahagian saya, kini giliran anda … ingat bahawa Tuhan membantu mereka yang membantu orang lain & diri sendiri!

Teruskan seperti yang diterima.

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Usually accompanied by a pic of the Paracetamol, which is also known as Panadol or acetaminophen.

Quickly google machupo Virus and you will find all the news sites states the post is fake.

The following are the top links I found at the time of search.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/paracetamol-warning/

http://m.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2069126/paracetamol-pills-malaysia-do-not-contain-deadly-virus-says

http://www.hsa.gov.sg/content/hsa/en/News_Events/HSA_Updates/2017/machupovirushoax.html

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/02/09/health-dg-dont-believe-claims-about-virus-in-paracetamol/

Classic Brunei pics

These were shared in my whatsappp groups. Old images of activities at the jetty or “tambing”, including of a “padian”, where an old lady sells grocery items like fruits and vegetables from a boat. Something we don’t see anymore in Brunei.