According to a post that is circulating via Facebook, you can help a sick child just by sharing her picture. The post, which includes a photograph of a young child in a hospital bed, claims that every time her picture is shared, she will receive a $1 (or £1) donation towards her medical expenses.
However, the claims in the post are a lie. The pictured child will not receive so much as a cent no matter how many times her photograph is shared.
In fact, the post is just another despicable scam designed to promote the Facebook Page or profile of the people who created it. By tricking people into sharing, the scammers will gain a great deal of free publicity and will thereby substantially increase their likes and followers.
The photograph used in the scam post shows a four year old child with Leukaemia and was taken at a Brazilian hospital. The report simply requests that people help the child and other patients by donating blood.
Sick child scams continue to be very common on Facebook. You can read more about them here.
People who steal images of sick children and use them in such disgraceful self-promotion schemes are beneath contempt and have no place on our social networks. Please do not help these disgusting scammers by sharing, liking, or commenting on their pages, posts, or profiles.
An example of the post:
Every time her picture is shared she receives $1 toward her donations toward her implant / transplant
A second version that includes the same image:
She gets a pound for every picture that’s shared on messenger it goes towards her kidney transplant…she’s from Townhill x