'Prayers for Likes' Facebook Sick Baby Scam
OutlineCirculating message that features an image of a baby with hospital equipment in the background claims that liking the image equates to one prayer for the child while sharing equates to 100 prayers.
Brief AnalysisThe message is a disgraceful scam designed solely to accumulate likes for a Facebook Page and promote the Page further via shares. The baby's picture was stolen from a personal Facebook profile and is being circulated without the permission of the baby's parents. Tragically, the baby in the picture passed away just two weeks after she was born. The continued circulation of this message is causing great distress to the baby's family. If this scam message comes your way, please do not share or like it. And please report the message to Facebook.
1 LIKE = 1 Pray
1 SHARE = 100 Pray
Type : Amen
Only those without a heart will ignore
According to a message currently being distributed on Facebook, you can offer prayers for a very young baby depicted in an attached photograph just by liking and sharing her image. The message claims that each like equals 1 prayer while sharing the baby's picture equates to a whopping 100 prayers.
Like Farming Scam:
Image Is Stolen:
Tragically, the baby in the picture passed away in April 2014, just two weeks after she was born. The continued circulation of the stolen picture is causing considerable distress to the baby's family.
Likes and Shares Don't Equal Prayers:
Any message that makes such a claim is sure to be a scam or a hoax.
Do not Like, Share, or Comment. Report to Facebook:
Facebook's response to these fake sick child messages has been reprehensibly inadequate. The company needs to take action that ensures that these scam messages are removed from the network as quickly as possible.
Nevertheless, Facebook has actually removed some of the messages, apparently after they have been reported a number of times. So, please report the scam messages to Facebook.
Last updated: May 20, 2014
First published: May 20, 2014
Written by Brett M. Christensen