Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Health Warning Hoax from Dubai Health Authority -- Skin Cancer Caused by Scratch Card Coating

Beware! Its a Cyber World -- Summary:

A health warning message purportedly from Dubai Health Authority is spreading on different social networks like Facebook and LinkedIn. The message, in the form of an image, warned in English and Arabic languages that scratch card coating can cause skin cancer if removed by the nails.

The message is also spreading through email and looks like below:

Health Warning Hoax from Dubai Health Authority

And reads like this ….

Medical research Authority of the US have found that new cancer in human beings caused by Silver Nitro oxide ..
Whenever you buy recharge cards don't scratch it with nails as it contain silver nitro oxide coating and can cause skin cancer ...
Share this message with your loved ones …”

Beware! Its a Cyber World -- Explanation:

This is totally a fake warning and a kind of ‘Hoax Reborn’. The same kind of message made its way on social networks back in July-August this year which proved to be FAKE or HOAX after due research.

Searching the term ‘Skin cancer scratch card’ on Dubai Health Authority just fetched the following results:

DHA Search Result

No results matching your search were found.
1. Check your spelling. Are the words in your query spelled correctly?
2. Try using synonyms. Maybe what you're looking for uses slightly different words.
3. Make your search more general. Try more general terms in place of specific ones.
4. Try your search in a different scope. Different scopes can have different results.

So clearly the message has no validity and should not be given importance more than a HOAX.

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Scratching Recharge Card Coating (Silver Nitro Oxide) with Nails Causes Cancer - - Reality or Hoax ..??

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