Before your rush off and start screaming about the impropriety of it all, know that is was all a hoax, courtesy of some nasty Facebook scammers.

News about this apparent sex tape starring One D's Harry Styles and the ever pure Taylor Swift started doing the rounds on Facebook yesterday, setting pulses a racing and pearls a clutching. And fingers a clicking too, because as much as we don't believe it, we still have to verify if it's true or not. For journalistic reasons.

Now we know Taylor would never let herself be in a sex tape, what with her whole squeaky clean Disney Princess thing going on, but Harry? We can totally see that happening. And it's not like the two were camera shy when they were going out. Plus, it's not like any of One Direction have been snapped doing the dirty before now is it?

However it was just all fake, just one of those ridiculous internet scams intent on pilfering all your personal information in exchange for the 'video'. The post read: 'The famous singer Taylor Swift had her iPhone hacked Monday and a sex tape between her and former boyfriend Harry Styles has been leaked on the Internet. Taylor's publicists are trying to take down all of the websites hosting it, but we found a working one! Watch the video before it's taken down!'. If the actual credibility of the story didn't give it away, the excessive use of exclamation marks totally did.