Fake warning message 'Cosmic Rays Radiation' modus operandi revealed

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False rumor that directs people to turn off their mobile devices due to 'cosmic rays radiation' is a hoax. Don't fall victim to this fraud. Read how the modus works and learn how to avoid it.

Beware of a 'warning message' being posted in the social networking sites and sent via SMS as well as email addresses that has something to do with "cosmic rays radiation" as this has been proven as hoax.



This screenshot of a forwarded message to spread false rumors was given given to XOLXOL.ph by the source person:
^^ATTENTION!
~Tonight at 10:30 pm up to 3:30 am COSMIC RAYS will be entering earth from Mars, so pls switch off (your) mobile phone at night. Don't keep your cellphone with you and put it away while you are sleeping because there are quite DANGEROUS RAYS.

from: BBC WORLD NEWS (LIVE)

kababalita lng a few hours ago. Pls help me 2 spread ds msg & don't forget 2 send this msg to ur loved ones!Thankyou!
~forwarded

But upon researching, BBC News already reported this kind of modus operandi way back in 2010 and claimed that the text messages about earthquake predictions that cause panic in Ghana that time was a hoax.

Another article was posted exposing the bad intentions of the culprits. They are even using the credentials of Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) to spread the misleading message in the social media.

According to Coolbuster.net, once you turn off your phone, fraudsters will contact your family members or even your housemaids and tell them that you got involved in an accident.

Here's the catch. Because you believed that 'cosmic rays radiation' rumor, you turned off your phone. Now, your family and friends have no means to contact you and verify your condition.

The cyber criminals will take charge and talk to your loved ones telling that you are in need of emergency money.

And before you know it, money transfer was already completed. These crooks are too good to sound convincing.

Avoid this scheme. Don't ever believe the "cosmic rays radiation" message. Share this to your family, relatives, and friends.

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