Category Archives: Scams/Hoaxes/Misinfo

Skeleton of Kaum al-Aad, the people of the Prophet Hud?

Here is another Muslim hoax that has been circulating for a few years now. Apparently Saudi Aramco uncovered a giant human skeleton whilst exploring for Gas. Turns out that the resultant images from this “archaeological dig” were photoshopped and were for a competition and us gullible Muslims peddle it as the truth to all and sundry and encourage others to pass it on.

Here’s the image and the accompanying report:

Giant Skeleton

Instead of passing it on please email Nasir Bashir (if he hasn’t closed down his email address) and tell him what a gullible person he is and tell him that such things make Muslims look stupid and insecure about their religion.

Snopes has the low down on the hoax here.

All too often we see Muslims only too willing to pass these things on uncritically to others and then it snowballs. You get people passing these on to colleagues at work saying “Look Bob, I told you that Islam was the truth…” and then Bob goes to and checks it out and has a good laugh at the expense of Islam and Muslims and thinks “what a bunch of crazy fools”. Come on people, all it takes is a quick Google to establish facts before passing stuff like this on.

Free Dodgy Phonecard

My wife told me she got handed a free international calling card in town yesterday, straight away I said that it is probably dodgy and some sort of scam. Typically, wives never believe anything husbands tell them until someone else confirms what they are saying, and so when later one of my cousins came around for dinner and my wife told her that she got a free phonecard in town, my cousin immediately said “don’t use it, it is a dodgy premium rate 09 number!”, I glanced over at the Mrs and gave her that “I told you ‘nya nya nya na na na’ look” (childish I know!).

Anyhow, if you get handed a “free” phonecard make sure you read the fine print there and then and then take exception to the person supplying you it. Here are some images of the card that my wife got handed it works out to ?1.50 per minute!….

Dodgy Phone Card (front)

Dodgy Phoncard (back)