Pre-April Fool’s: People Fall for Texas-Sized Web Hoaxes

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CORPUS CHRISTI, TX - Hey, we've all fallen for a prank or two--  and some people aren't waiting until April Fool’s Day to pull a fast one. Like the cops in Granite Shoals, Texas, northwest of Austin.

They posted a fake news alert warning people about meth and heroin that had been contaminated by Ebola! Even more, the police department suggested that people not use the drugs until they brought them into the police station for screening.

Well, believe it or not, a woman actually showed up to have her meth screened! Her drugs were then confiscated and she was arrested.

There was another Texas-sized hoax with something that can be just as addicting. A Whataburger coupon was circulated on social media promising dollar burgers on Tuesday; only thing? It was a fake, What-a-bummer. The hoax duped so many people that Whataburger was forced address the issue on Twitter.

So as April Fool’s Day approaches, beware of anything on the web that seems to be too good to be true.

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