"Pokemon Go" is easily addictive and it is currently the rage in the gaming world. Statistics show that the game is more popular than dating app Tinder and it won't be long before it closes in on Twitter. And because of its popularity, "Pokemon Go" has also given rise to a number of hoax stories.
Here, we have compiled five such stories that went viral on the Internet, but turned out to be false.
Man sues "Pokemon Go" company after being hit by a car – 25-year-old Charley Lewis from Houston is thinking of filing a lawsuit against "Pokemon Go" company after he was hit by a car while using the app. Lewis' goal was to "catch them all" but the accident has left him unable to walk, thereby crushing his dream. "I felt like they set me up for disappointment," he was quoted as saying by the Cartel Press.
"Pokemon Go" caused major highway accident – Cartel Press reported that 26-year-Old Lamar Hickson was responsible for a highway accident after he stopped in the middle of the road to catch a Pikachu. He was playing the game while driving. "Sh*t if you wanna catch them all you gotta risk it all so I put my car in park and started tossing these balls," he was quoted as saying.
Teen who was playing "Pokemon Go" stabbed for his phone – According to another fake article, the teen, identified as 17-year-old Marcus Jackson, was stabbed and mugged for his iPhone after he wandered into an unsafe neighbourhood.
Homeowner kills trespassing "Pokemon Go" player -- Another report claims that 15-year-old Arthur Disby was killed by Ellen Jones, a 47-year-old widow who lived by herself, as he trespassed into her property and tried to open her bedroom window to catch a Pokemon Go character.
Isis takes responsibility for "Pokemon Go" login issues -- Users having trouble playing "Pokemon Go" can now blame terrorist outfit Isis. "America will feel the pain of not being able to catch them all," the leader of the terrorist organisation was quoted as saying by Cartel Press, which is the source for a majority of the hoax stories that fooled Internet users.