Carlee Russell’s attorney is confirming that she didn’t quite do a Jussie Smollett however her kidnapping was a hoax none the less.

UPDATE: Police say call about female with firearm believed to be a hoax. MEDINA, Ohio — Medina Hospital and a medical office building were placed on lockdown Tuesday afternoon after an alert from the hospital about a possible active shooter, according to the Cleveland Clinic. Medina police gave an update and said they have responded to […]

(RNN) – New name, same hoax. There is no Jayden K Smith who wants to hack your Facebook account and all your friends’ Facebook accounts where he will post horrible things that you can’t see but everybody else can. Jayden K Smith is just the latest name to be attached to a long-running hoax that warns readers […]

UPDATED 6:25 PM: The internet is currently losing it over a new website with a domain that combines the names of Drake and Rihanna to make While everyone is very excited, a source close to the situation told Complex that the site was indeed fake. Hours after the website set social media ablaze, the page’s countdown was replaced […]

  A slow NFL news day was interrupted on Tuesday when the league’s Twitter account posted an update claiming that Commissioner Roger Goodell was dead at age 57. Obviously, the tweet was immediately speculated to be the result of a hack. That theory would prove to be correct, as the NFL’s head of PR sent […]

  Every day millions of users log into Facebook looking to catch up with old friends or read news of the day. Now, Facebook wants to ensure the stories you’re reading are accurate. The social network made an update to its News Feed to reduce the number of hoaxes or misleading news stories, Facebook announced […]

  JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) – A community newspaper, the Laurel Leader-Call, is calling the story of a young girl being thrown out of a local restaurant “A Kentucky Fried Hoax” Quoting an unnamed source they say has “deep knowledge of the investigation,” the paper’s report addresses concerns and alleged inconsistencies with the family’s version […]

  (WOIO) – A bizarre story surrounding Johnny Manziel. The superstar quarterback is named in what appears to be a frivolous lawsuit filed in Florida. The sexual harassment suit makes outlandish claims against Manziel. The woman named as the plaintiff in the lawsuit, Samantha Schacher, says the lawsuit is bogus.  Schacher tweeted out the following […]

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio – A Columbus woman was arrested February 25 on an outstanding warrant by the Cleveland police for hoaxing co-workers back in 2010. Jillian Knight, 34, informed co-workers that her son, Ryan, was diagnosed with a deadly type of lung cancer and would require special treatment. Over time, Knight expressed to her fellow employees […]

Pranksters made a fake website pretending Texas megachurch pastor Joel Osteen had abandoned his Christian faith. ABC News reports the online hoax was equipped with phony news sites to spread the made-up story. Each Sunday, Joel Osteen proclaims his faith in front of 45,000 people, plus millions watching at home and online. So, imagine the […]

(CNN) — The man who says he was behind the Manti Te’o girlfriend hoax claims he was in love with the Notre Dame linebacker, but the athlete knew nothing about the ruse. “He had no idea,” said 22-year-old Ronaiah Tuiasosopo in the first segment of a two-part interview that aired Thursday on “Dr. Phil.” The […]

VANCOUVER, Wash. – When the initial shock faded, police in this suburb of Portland, Ore., began to question some details in Bethany Storro’s account of the day her face was irreparably burned by acid.