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Issue 104 - July 2010 - Page 18

Pages in this month's issue:
  1. Two Suns - Star Aderoid Hoax
  2. Deaths From Free Perfume Samples Hoax
  3. Commonwealth Bank Phishing Scam - Online Access Suspended Message
  4. Remus Rudd Hanged Horse Thief Hoax
  5. Muslim Sign in Houston Mall Protest Message - The Martyrdom of Imam Ali
  6. Converted Grain Silo Apartment Photographs
  7. Abduction Alert Message For Eight Year Old Girl From West Valley City Utah
  8. Bill Cosby Write-In Candidate For President In 2012 Hoax
  9. Old Woman and The Smashed Car Window Abduction Warning Hoax
  10. Motorcycle Inside Volkswagen Accident Photographs
  11. Compuserve Database Upgrade Phishing Scam
  12. Free Starlight Cruise For Forwarding Hoax
  13. Facebook Deactivated Account Spam
  14. Rehana 27 From Leicister Hacker Warning Hoax
  15. Apple iPhone and iPad Giveaway Spam on Facebook
  16. Not Able to Deliver UPS Package Malware Email
  17. Emiliano Briones Ronquillo Prayer Request Message
  18. Ashley Flores Missing Child Hoax
  19. Bristol Zoo Car Park Attendant Hoax

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Emiliano Briones Ronquillo Prayer Request Message

Outline
Message circulating via Facebook and other social networking websites asks for prayers for two year old Emiliano Briones Ronquillo.



Brief Analysis
I am still researching the status of this message. The original version of this prayer request is in Spanish. The message is now also circulating in an English version. It is currently unclear if Emiliano Briones Ronquillo is a real child that actually did sustain a serious injury as described or if the message is just another hoax. The prayer request does not provide any information about where or when the supposed fall occurred.

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Last updated: 10th June 2010
First published: 10th June 2010
Article written by Brett M. Christensen
About Brett Christensen and Hoax-Slayer


Examples
Please pray for a 2 yr. old boy named Emiliano Briones Ronquillo. He fell two stories. He is in ICU, and he is suffering from brain swelling. Please add him to your status for an hour to continue this prayer chain...we would for your child.

Se necesita la oracion para el niņo Emiliano Briones Ronquillo tiene 2 aņos, que despues de una caida de un 2 piso esta en terapia intensiva porque mantiene el cerebro inflamado. POR FAVOR cambia tu estado por una HORA para que mas personas se unan a esta cadena de oracion. LO HARIAMOS...POR...TU...HIJO..TAMBIEN..!



Detailed Analysis
A prayer request for two year old Emiliano Briones Ronquillo is currently circulating around Facebook, MySpace and other social networking websites. According to the message, the child fell two stories and is now undergoing intensive care due to swelling on his brain. The original version of the prayer request circulates in Spanish. A version translated to English is now also circulating.

However, the prayer request message contains no information about where and when the fall actually occurred. Nor does it describe the circumstances of the fall in any meaningful detail. This vagueness makes it difficult to ascertain how accurate or current the information in the message actually is. Some such prayer requests have turned out to be outright hoaxes. Others continue to circulate long after there is any reason for them to do so.

At the time of writing, I am still researching the status of this message. Most references to this child are in Spanish. Since I do not read or understand Spanish, I am currently relying on Google Translate to help me in my research. If you have any concrete information about this case, I would greatly appreciate it if you would let me know about it either via email or via the comment box below.

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References
Hodgkin's Lymphoma Prayer Request Email
Cindy Hogman (or Hogan) Prayer Request Email

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Issue 104 Start Menu

Pages in this month's issue:
  1. Two Suns - Star Aderoid Hoax
  2. Deaths From Free Perfume Samples Hoax
  3. Commonwealth Bank Phishing Scam - Online Access Suspended Message
  4. Remus Rudd Hanged Horse Thief Hoax
  5. Muslim Sign in Houston Mall Protest Message - The Martyrdom of Imam Ali
  6. Converted Grain Silo Apartment Photographs
  7. Abduction Alert Message For Eight Year Old Girl From West Valley City Utah
  8. Bill Cosby Write-In Candidate For President In 2012 Hoax
  9. Old Woman and The Smashed Car Window Abduction Warning Hoax
  10. Motorcycle Inside Volkswagen Accident Photographs
  11. Compuserve Database Upgrade Phishing Scam
  12. Free Starlight Cruise For Forwarding Hoax
  13. Facebook Deactivated Account Spam
  14. Rehana 27 From Leicister Hacker Warning Hoax
  15. Apple iPhone and iPad Giveaway Spam on Facebook
  16. Not Able to Deliver UPS Package Malware Email
  17. Emiliano Briones Ronquillo Prayer Request Message
  18. Ashley Flores Missing Child Hoax
  19. Bristol Zoo Car Park Attendant Hoax