'Talking Angela' App on 'Playstore' WARNING!!

(25 Posts)
kelper Wed 19-Feb-14 12:50:09

This hoax also makes me laugh because it says it's from some lady in Scotland, who then further down the post, hopes that the police in ocean county can do something about it. Not sure there's an ocean county in Scotland ;)

LadySybilVimes Wed 19-Feb-14 12:48:43
LadySybilVimes Wed 19-Feb-14 12:48:07

http://www.snopes.com/computer/internet/angela.asp

It's a hoax.
Please people check things before reposting.

this isnt even a new hoax as it first appeared in 2013

nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2014/02/14/the-talking-angela-chain-letter-three-tips-to-avoid-facebook-hoaxes/

although I had to phone the school yesterday after receiving a text from them about the 'dangers' of talking angela - by the time I phoned to tell them it was a hoax they had already looked into it. Surely they should have done that before sending the text!!

Panzee Wed 19-Feb-14 12:37:46

And did you know paedo phones can use special gloves over the internet to feel children's faces?

Jeez, it comes to something when Brass Eye comes true.

Beachcomber Wed 19-Feb-14 12:29:21

Sorry wrong thread!

Beachcomber Wed 19-Feb-14 12:28:53

So for example, when I talked to my DH about his trip to Thailand, it wasn't because he is a poor naive soul - it was because he is a man and has male privilege and sometimes needs that pointed out to him. So that he can have a think about stuff he doesn't usually need to think about what with being a man in male dominated society and all...

Niper it seems obvious to me that it's a hoax bit ot really never fails to amaze me how many seemingly intelligent people share this shit.
I think one of my fave ones was one about the little coloured mark in the bottom of toothpaste tubes.
Black meant full of chemicals, blue meant less chemicals and green meant hardly any chemicals. I was open mouthed that anyone could think that was true and was also boggled as to what people thought things were made of.

HyvaPaiva Wed 19-Feb-14 11:49:25

Talking Angela, Talking Ginger, Talking Ginger's Birthday, Talking Tom's Love Letters...

...You forgot 'Talking Bollocks'.

nipersvest Wed 19-Feb-14 11:48:46

do people not check snopes or even just do a bit of googling before spreading this all over facebook and twitter? it's so obvious it's a hoax.

GeraldineFangedVagine Wed 19-Feb-14 11:46:39

I have the app and not even one pervert has attempted to groom me. I want my £2.99 back.

RalphGnu Wed 19-Feb-14 11:46:28

Tantrums, it's probably the same people who post shite saying 'Like and share if you're against child abuse'. hmm

RalphGnu Wed 19-Feb-14 11:45:04

My son uses the app and so far we haven't had any paeeeeeeeedos knocking on the door. It never fails to amaze me how people fall for this utter bollocks.

ginslinger Wed 19-Feb-14 11:44:53

I'm watching you OP from behind my computer

Oh my god do people just believe every stupid story that is posted on FB without thinking it might be an idea to actually check it out before reporting it as a warning

gamerchick Wed 19-Feb-14 11:39:44

of course it's a hoax.. that app is totally safe to use and this bloody hoax about it with bits missing or added on keeps doing the rounds angry

RalphGnu Wed 19-Feb-14 11:38:16

What evidence do you have that it isn't safe for children?

DoctorDonnaNoble Wed 19-Feb-14 11:36:46

It IS a hoax.

Oh god. I am so sick of seeing this one and all the other crap a quick google or look at snopes would show you is utter rot. Thought I was safe here from all of it.

ginslinger Wed 19-Feb-14 11:32:53

can I sell tinfoil hats to anyone?

Amarie123 Wed 19-Feb-14 11:29:46

I have read the article and looked at the App...I am not convinced at all! My daughter will not be using this App....this is not suitable for children...

RalphGnu Wed 19-Feb-14 11:01:20

It's a hoax. I am fed up of seeing this now.

magpieC Wed 19-Feb-14 10:51:05
Amarie123 Wed 19-Feb-14 10:43:44

In response to a recent message placed on my Facebook newsfeed, regarding the above application I decided to look at the apps my nine year old daughter had on her tablet and phone.

The Talking Cat Angelica App looks fun, you talk and it imitates your voice. however at the bottom of the App it asks simple questions like 'what are you doing' with an arrow reply symbol. My daughter told me that she had replied to this question and thought nothing of it.....however this was not the case for a family in Scotland...please look on my 'Facebook Anne-Marie Ross'....
The Children were asked personal questions about themselves and their family and friends as well as their school address....the police were called and are still investigating the matter.
Unfortunately, there are many more games like this which I found.....talking ginger, talking ginger's birthday, talking Tom's love letters.....
So please check all your children's tablets, laptops and mobile phones and delete these application!!!!!

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