Look what we have here. Another hoax message! Like the Olympic Torch virus hoax that is spreading rapidly on Facebook, there’s another hoax message which states that a six year old boy named “Aydin” who is suffering from leukemia, and is undergoing a bone marrow transplant. Users on Facebook are asking their friends to re-post the following message and pray for the boy.
URGENT PRAYER REQUEST!!! AYDIN IS A 6 YEAR OLD BOY SUFFERING FROM LEUKEMIA AND IS CURRENTLY UNDERGOING A BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT! PLEASE START A PRAYER CHAIN FOR THIS SPUNKY LIL MAN!! PLEASE COPY & REPOST PLEASE I’M SURE YOU WOULD WANT SOMEONE TO…DO IT…FOR YOU….
Per request by Denni Leann: URGENT PRAYER REQUEST!!! PLEASE RE-POST!! KAYLA SCOTT’S 22 MONTH OLD SON SHOT HIMSELF IN THE CHEST WITH A BRAD NAILER~ IT WENT IN HIS HEART~ HE IS NOW IN CRITICAL CONDITION AND NOT DOING WELL ~ NEITHER IS HIS MOM ~ PLEASE START A PRAYER CHAIN FOR THIS BABY~ PLEASE COPY & REPOST ……AS YOU WOULD WANT SOMEONE TO…DO IT…FOR YOU, thanx guys xxxxx i wanna see this as ur status for at least half hr please xxxx!!!!!! â™¥ GOD ANSWERS PRAYERS â™¥
Similarly, another hoax message which states that a 22 month old son of “Kayla Scott”, shot himself in the chest with a nail gun. LOL! I wonder how a 22 month old baby could do that! This message made its appearance last year in August, and exactly after a year, the same message is reported to be spreading again. It clearly is a fake message.
URGENT PRAYER REQUEST!!! PLEASE RE-POST!! KAYLA SCOTT’S 22 MONTH OLD SON SHOT HIMSELF IN THE CHEST WITH A BRAD NAILER-IT WENT IN HIS HEART HE IS NOW IN CRITICAL CONDITION AND NOT DOING WELL-NEITHER IS HIS MOM
PLEASE START A PRAYER CHAIN FOR THIS BABY-PLEASE COPY N PASTE …AS YOUWOULD WANT SOMEONE TO DO IT FOR YOU, Thanks guys xxxxx I wanna see this as your status for at least half hour please xxxx !!!!…GOD ANSWERS PRAYERS
It is a good practice to verify such messages before you re-post it on Facebook or Twitter. The best thing to do is to ignore messages like this and remove it from your news feed. 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.
It isn’t a problem when someone creates such a hoax message, but the problem occurs when people fall for the fake message and start re-sharing it several times.
And the end result, users are not just scaring their friends, but also spamming the social network. It’s better if you stop re-posting hoax messages. It’s not going to do anything good, and ultimately it makes you look like a fool.
Facebook scam messages are ever increasing and it’s quite hard to avoid them. Here is an article on How to Identify and Avoid Facebook Scams
Here’s an article on Avoiding Facebook Lifejacking and Clickjacking scams. We have also compiled a list of Actively Spreading Scams on Facebook for you to look through. You might also want to use a security application for protecting you from Facebook scams.