Yet another hoax message is spreading on Facebook. The hoax has a picture of a little boy with the written assertion that 100 shares will give the boy a free heart transplant. This is a hoax message and there is no such thing that the boy will receive free treatment if users on Facebook share the message 100 times. The photo has gained huge popularity on Facebook with more than 30,000 shares.
The same photo was also used to help circulate a similar hoax on Facebook for quite some time. According to Hoax Slayer, the fake message claims that free of cost heart surgery for children is available at hospital in Bangalore (India) and that users should share the post to help spread the word.
However, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences is one of several hospitals operated by the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust that offer “world-class healthcare to all totally free of charge”. This free medical care is available to both children and adults and covers many kinds of treatment including heart surgery. The treatment is free of cost and there isn’t any necessity of sharing the message to 100 or more people on Facebook.
This is a hoax and DO NOT unnecessarily re-post messages like this and spam the social network. Please ignore/delete the message if you come across it in your Facebook news feed. It is always a good practice to verify such messages before you repost it on Facebook or elsewhere.
There are several hoax messages spreading on Facebook. One such message that created a huge buzz on the social network was the Olympic torch virus which falsely stated it was featured on CNN and was one of the worst viruses ever! People create such hoax messages to see how the message evolves and how far it will spread. Perhaps they wonder whether a hoax posted in one place, will ever come back to them again.
I suggest you to stop reposting/sharing it with your friends. If you come across this message or have already shared this message with your friends, then do the needful by deleting/removing it from your wall by clicking the xin the top-right corner of the post. We constantly report scams and hoax messages that are spreading on Facebook.
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