Hoax

Nurse in Duchess of Cambridge hoax was found hanging, inquest hears

Students of the nursing college hold vigil for nurse Jacintha Saldanha in Bangalore. Photo: EPA

An inquest into the apparent suicide of a nurse duped by a hoax call from Australian DJs about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge heard yesterday that she was found hanging in her room, had wrist injuries and left three notes.

Wednesday, 6 May, 2015, 4:46pm

Kidnap fiasco at Ocean Park

A young boy becoming separated from his mother at Ocean Park for a few minutes turned into a fiasco with a viral e-mail which sent parents into a panic.

On February 21 a young expat boy was separated from his mother. He was found by staff with two Chinese women next to him.

Later the boy said to his mother: 'Ocean Park bad. Two women took me away from mum.'

25 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

What a tangled Web they weave

The Penny Brown e-mail is one of at least 19 categories of 'sympathy hoax' chain e-mails that prey on the compassion of others, says a United States federal agency which tracks viruses and junk mails on the Internet.

Hoaxbusters, a service run by the US Department of Energy, said the e-mails generally asked people to forward the message, send help or make a wish.

15 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

Bomb hoax charges

Police charged a man with one count of wasteful employment of police time for making two hoax bomb reports. He will appear in North Kowloon Court today.

16 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Number's up for 999 hoaxers

Hoax callers to 999 operators have been caught by a new number-display system.

Callers' numbers flash up on operators' consoles, enabling officers to call them back, check on their safety and advise them.

8 Jan 1998 - 12:00am