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16 Fake Stories Your Family WhatsApp Group Has Probably Fallen For

Don't believe everything you read (or anything).

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4. The 2015 ICC World Cup predictions.

This forward gained major traction during the tournament after the initial few results went just as the message stated. It didn't take long for the predictions to mismatch, though.


10. Vinod Khanna's death hoax.

Photos from Vinod Khanna's "funeral" started going viral on WhatsApp earlier this year, much before he actually passed away. The images were from musician Aadesh Srivastava's funeral in 2015. Multiple people fell for this one.

12. The Kolkata flyover that keeps collapsing.

For ages now, this photo has circulated around WhatsApp, claiming scores of deaths in Kolkata. The photo is actually from China in 2012, when a flyover collapse killed three people.


13. ISIS will use your WhatsApp DPs for nefarious purposes.

This message asks people to not use their faces as profile pictures for 20-25 days, as ISIS might hack WhatsApp and use them undesirably. The number listed is fake, as is the message.

14. The JIO DTH scam.

People keep being told that they'll get six months of Reliance JIO's (not yet launched) DTH service for free if they register with the link in the message. Unfortunately, it's just a phishing scam.