To be more precise, it began with a hoax newspaper story in Chicago.
he was accused of making hoax calls
I know that Ern Malley was not a real person, but a personality invented in order to hoax me.
the evidence had been planted as part of an elaborate hoax
But no accident was discovered and police are treating the incident as a malicious hoax call.
These hoax messages promise free products if the message is forwarded to a certain number of people.
The police say they are following a definite line of inquiry into the hoax call and hope to bring the culprit to justice shortly.
A suspicious device discovered outside the home of a prison officer turned out to be an elaborate hoax .
A hoax bomb, consisting of a plastic bag with wires and batteries taped to it, was found inside the concert hall on the same day.
A funeral urn full of ashes left in a Salford cab may have been part of an elaborate hoax by Irish pranksters.