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‘Baby Born With Heart Outside Body’ Sick Baby Hoax

by Brett M. Christensen

According to a post that has been circulating on Facebook for several years, you can help a baby born with his heart outside his body just by sharing his image.

Supposedly, Facebook has decided to donate $1 to help the child each time the post is shared on the network.

However, the message is just a disgusting scam. Sharing the image will do nothing whatsoever to help the pictured child. Facebook certainly does not donate money based on how many times a post is shared.

The morally debased individual who created this nasty hoax apparently stole the baby’s image from 2012 news reports that discussed the child’s case. The picture depicts baby Hayes, who was born in 2011 in Houston, Texas. Hayes was born with a condition called omphalocele, a birth defect in which abdominal organs protrude from the belly button.

The baby received surgery to correct the condition in 2012 and doctors were very pleased with the results.
Why you may ask, would anyone be so callous as to steal an image of a sick child and use it it such a way?

Usually, they are created as a means of gathering Facebook likes and shares and driving traffic to selected Facebook pages or profiles. So, they are just some contemptible Facebook user’s rather lame attempt at self-promotion.

Keep in mind that any message that claims that Facebook or another company will donate money based on how many times a post is shared is certain to be a scam. This example is just the latest in a long line of similar messages that have falsely claimed that money would be donated to assist a sick or injured child in exchange for sharing or liking.

Do not cater to the sick-minded individuals who create these scams by liking and sharing their material. If one comes your way, be sure to let the sender know that the claims in the message are untrue.

Example

DON’T FORGET TO SHARE

Fb has deciced to donate 1$ per share for this baby born with Heart outside body.

Heart Outside Body Sick Baby Hoax



Importance Notice

After considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.

These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.

Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.

And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.

When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.

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Thank you, one and all!

Brett Christensen,
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