Facebook fake account: Internet hoaxes you wish were true
12:00 AM, October 11, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:09 PM, October 11, 2018

Internet hoaxes you wish were true

As Abraham Lincoln once said, “Don't believe everything you see on the internet…” we ought to live by these words of wisdom. But sometimes, some of the things you see on the internet would make you wish that they were actually true.

FAKE FRIEND REQUESTS

Facebook is flooded with fake profiles. Every now and then, we are bound to receive a friend request from one of these fake accounts. No one really cares if Neel Akash Sada Magh wants to be their friend. But imagine receiving a friend request from Cristiano Ronaldo. Exploring the account, you'll realise that it was made right after he joined Juventus. The reality being that it's just another Ronaldo fan boy, but wouldn't it be great if the actual Ronaldo decided to add you as his friend? Think about it, you guys could talk about your mutual interests such as football, fitness, and taxes.

  

SPAM MAILS

Some African monarch has passed away leaving behind a vast amount of money and for reasons unknown to mankind, their lawyer wants you to have half of it. Talk about fate. Who wouldn't want a share in someone else's wealth that in no way links back to them? Unfortunately, the mail landed in your spam folder and thus it's an immediate red flag.

 

FREE DEALS

There are two types of free deals that prevail on the internet, the first is completely free while the second one will require your credit card info. The latter pretty much destroys the purpose of a free deal and will make people have trust issues for sure. But usually, the second one always turns out to be more lucrative than the first one. These “free” offers are everywhere, mainly as clickbaits.

 

GIVEAWAYS

This one is for those hardworking souls who try their luck at every giveaway event they come across. A lot of them have also come out successful in their endeavour to land some giveaway goodies. But these are usually small promotional giveaways. What people would actually love is to have an authentic car or gadget giveaway that we only see as hoax on social media platforms. If only those wild giveaways were true. We would've seen a lot more influencers and lifestyle bloggers than whatever already exists.   

 

DELETING SYSTEM32 MAKES YOUR PC FASTER

This dead internet hoax seemed pointless at one point since the common assumption was that people aren't enough careless to delete an entire folder from their computer just because it's the talk of the internet. But no, some people had to prove this assumption wrong and they ended up deleting whatever they could from this core system folder. This most certainly did not enhance their PC's speed nor performance. But it would've been great if that was the case. We wouldn't find the need to change our processors or RAM. We could've made our PC lighting fast just by deleting a single folder.

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