fake hate crimes: a database of hate crime hoaxes in the usa

The purpose of this site is to compile a comprehensive database of the false reports of "hate crimes" committed (mostly) in the USA. It builds on the work of Laird Wilcox, whose Crying Wolf (PDF) is the original book on this subject. The books Hate Crime Hoax and Hate Crimes: Criminal Law & Identity Politics are recommended, as are the websites Watching the Watchdogs and Fake Hate Map.

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272. Portland Apple Store customer claims store employee typed homophobic slur on receipt / A customer at the Apple Store in Portland claims that a store employee typed a homophobic slur on his receipt, entering 'f@g.com' as his e-mail address. / 2014-08-12
Type of hoax: suspected


Portland OR

A gay activist, Adam Catanzarite, claims that an employee of the Apple Store put homophobic slur on his receipt. When you buy something at the Apple Store, you tell them your e-mail, and they type it in in front of you. It's difficult to imagine a more li