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Issue 134 - July 2012 (1st Edition) - Page 6

Hoax - Save Abandoned Dog By Sharing His Photo

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Outline
Message circulating on Facebook claims that you can help save the life of an abandoned dog just by liking and sharing his picture on Facebook. According to the message, Mark Zuckerburg has agreed to donate $1 for every five likes.



Brief Analysis
The message is just an absurd hoax created by an imbecilic like-whore. Sharing or liking the picture will do nothing whatsoever to help the pictured animal. Any message that claims that Facebook will donate money to help a sick child or animal in exchange for liking or sharing a photograph is certain to be a hoax.

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Last updated: 27 June, 2012
First published: 27 June, 2012
Article written by Brett M. Christensen
About Brett Christensen and Hoax-Slayer


Example

Abused dog share hoax

The Owners Of This Left Him In The House After They Moved Out . The Hospital Wants To Put Him To Sleep (KILL HIM) Because They Cannot Afford To Pay The Hospital Bill When Its Cheaper To Kill Him.

They Made An Agreement With Zuckerburg & The #StopAnimalAbuseCampaign ...

LIKE/SHARE this photo around ... Every 5 LIKES = $1 ... !

Hurry !!! We Need To Get This Photo 454563456435256 LIKES . PLEASE, LIKE & SHARE IF YOUR AGAINST ANIMAL ABUSE! :'(




Detailed Analysis
According to this message, which is currently circulating on Facebook, you can help save the life of an abandoned dog just by liking and sharing his photograph on the network. The message claims that Facebook's Mark Zuckerburg along with the "StopAnimalAbuseCampaign" have agreed to donate $1 for every five "likes" that the picture receives. Supposedly, the dog will be put to sleep by the animal hospital caring for him if the "like" campaign does not quickly raise money for his treatment.

However the claims in the message are utter nonsense. Liking or sharing the photograph will do nothing whatsoever to help this animal. The message is just one more sorry incarnation in a long series of disgusting hoaxes that claim that you can help a sick child or animal just by liking or sharing a message. All such hoaxes make the absurd claim that Facebook or another company will donate money based on how many times a message or picture is shared or liked.

The immoral swine - fittingly known as "like-whores"- who create such hoaxes do so for no other reason than to collect likes. Please do not play into the hands of these people by liking or sharing their material. Instead, report the image to Facebook. Please do NOT comment on the photo or the wall where the photo has been posted, as this gives the hoax more unwarranted exposure because it puts the offending photo on to the news feeds/tickers of your Facebook friends.

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Pages in this issue:
  1. Motorists In France Must Carry Alco-Test Kits from July 1 2012
  2. Bigpond 'Broadband Service Suspension' Phishing Scam
  3. Leptospirosis Death Warning - Rat Urine on Soda Can Top
  4. HM Revenue & Customs Income Tax Repayment Phishing Scam
  5. Easter Island Statues Have Bodies
  6. Hoax - Save Abandoned Dog By Sharing His Photo
  7. 'Your Arrest Record' Spam Emails
  8. Starbucks Promo Advance Fee Scam
  9. Mr Bean's Daughter Hoax
  10. Hoax - Picture of Sharks Swimming In Flooded Kuwait Scientific Center