Post by Cullyn Of Cerrmor on Oct 26, 2014 22:37:31 GMT 9.5
Facebook Sick Child Hoaxes
Perhaps the nastiest and most morally reprehensible of all, these Internet hoaxes use stolen images of sick and injured children as a means of tricking well-meaning Facebook users into liking and sharing material.
Typically, these hoaxes claim that Facebook or another company will donate money to help a child whenever users like or share the child's picture. But, any message that claims that a company will donate money to help a sick child in exchange for liking or sharing an image is sure to be a hoax.
Some alternative versions do not claim that money will be donated but instead suggest that liking and sharing the picture equates to prayers for the child. The people who create these hoaxes do so to amass likes and shares and to drive Internet traffic to their websites or Facebook Pages. They take images of children from other sources without permission and reuse them in their despicable hoaxes.
Post by browneyedgirl on Feb 9, 2016 4:17:32 GMT 9.5
Some who create such hoaxes apparently do so simply out of a sick and twisted desire to see how many likes and shares their disgraceful lies can muster. Others are motivated by greed. Facebook Pages with large numbers of likes can be sold on the black market to other unscrupulous Internet marketers and/or used to peddle products and services and launch further spam and scam campaigns.
How very terribly sad!!! And twisted! I wonder how one can tell what is fake or real? I mean some might be obvious. I guess due diligence and research is the key...
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