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Baby With Eye Cancer Facebook Scam

by Brett M. Christensen

According to a post that circulates via Facebook, you can help a baby with eye cancer just by liking, sharing, and commenting on his picture.

The post features a series of images depicting a child with a severe eye condition.

The post claims that Facebook will help pay for the child’s surgery by donating $1 for every like, $5 for every comment, and $10 for every share. 

However, the post is just another disgraceful sick baby scam. Facebook will not donate money to help the child based on how many likes, shares, and comments his picture receives.  Liking, sharing, and commenting will do nothing whatsoever to help the child.

The images featured in the fake post were stolen from other websites and used without the permission or knowledge of the child’s parents or guardians.

The goal of the contemptible people who create these fake charity posts is simply to promote their own Facebook Pages and profiles.

Sadly, there are many scam posts like this on Facebook.  Keep in mind that any post that claims that Facebook or another company will donate money to help a child in exchange for liking, sharing, and commenting is sure to be a scam.

Do not help these scammers by promoting their fake charity posts.

An example of the post:

Help Baby With Eye Cancer Facebook Scam



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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.

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