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Kroger Hit With Fake News Release About Cryptocurrency Acceptance

Kimberly Redmond | |

The Kroger Company said Friday that a press release stating the grocery store chain would begin accepting cryptocurrency payments this holiday season was a hoax. 

The release, which was published early Friday on PR Newswire, a service used by many major businesses to distribute information to the media, “was fraudulent and is unfounded and should be di...

Volkswagen Admits It Issued Fake News Release About Changing Name to 'Voltswagen'

AP News | |

Journalists are used to being wary about odd pranksters pulling April Fool’s Day hoaxes at this time of year. Few expect it from a multi-billion dollar corporation.

Volkswagen admitted Tuesday that it had put out a false news release saying that it had changed the name of its U.S. subsidiary to “Voltswagen of America” in an attempt to be funny and promote a new electric utility vehicle.

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