During the ARG some red herrings (fake) posts, claims, or videos have been posted.
The red herrings include:
- Yatterman's twitter "foundonthetape"
- Yatterman being the uploader of the videos, etc.
- DouglasKMarx's YouTube channel.
- The picture of a receipt with a piece of metal (a transistor probably) on the left. (Which was made by Yatterman).
- Anything related to  or AAI, which an ARG hosted by Konzortium and developed by an independent ARG team.
- Anything related to the Spine Network. (Dougley's ARG)
- The 11-20 candidates and the emails sent by email@example.com (fake) on August 13th.
A person has been joining the Valve ARG wiki IRC and the Found on the Tape steam group chat and posting gibberish. Decoding the gibberish leaded to a map link. The map was foundonthetape_3.bsp. This is FAKE.