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Facebook Money For Likes Hoax – Baby With Many Cuts on Face

by Brett M. Christensen

Outline

Facebook message featuring a picture of a baby with many cuts on his face claims that the baby has cancer and that Facebook will donate money to help him each time a user likes, shares, or comments on the picture.

Brief Analysis

The message is a disgraceful hoax. The intention of the post is to amass likes for a particular Facebook Page and further promote the page via shares and comments. The baby in the picture does not have cancer. His injuries were inflicted by his own mother who stabbed him repeatedly with a pair of scissors. Sending on this nasty hoax will do nothing whatsoever to help this baby.

Example

HE IS SUFFERING FROM
CANCER..!!!
Please Don’t Ignore!
FACEBOOK DONATE FOR:
LIKE : 1 $
COMMENT : 3 $
SHARE : 10 $
IGNORE : IF U DON’T CARE

Biby With Many Cuts Facebook Hoax Post

 

Detailed Analysis

This Facebook message features a picture of a baby with many small cuts on his face. According to the message, the baby is suffering from cancer but users can help just by liking, sharing and commenting on the baby’s picture. The message claims that Facebook will donate $1 for every like, $3 for every comment and $10 for every share. A caption on the picture also makes the claim that one like equates to one prayer.

However, the claims in the message are heinous lies. Liking, sharing and commenting on the picture will do nothing whatsoever to help him. Facebook certainly will not donate money as claimed.

Moreover, the person who created the hoax cares not one iota for this baby’s welfare. The goal of the despicable individual who created the hoax is simply to garner attention for his or her Facebook Page by tricking people into liking, sharing and commenting.  By using such underhand tactics, the Page manager can significantly increase the popularity and like-count of the Page.

Unfortunately, this example is only one in a constant stream of these vile hoaxes.

The baby in the picture is (then) 8-month-old Xiao Bao from southern China. He does not have cancer as claimed in the hoax message. In fact, he sustained the wounds when his mother attacked him with a pair of scissors after he bit her while breastfeeding. His picture was stolen from news articles about the case and republished in the hoax message.

Any message that claims that Facebook or any other company will donate money to help a sick or injured child in exchange for liking, sharing or commenting is sure to be a hoax. And, the premise that liking or sharing somehow equates to prayers is beyond ridiculous.

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.

I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.

A Big Thank You

I would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.

I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.

Closing Date

Hoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.

Thank you, one and all!

Brett Christensen,
Hoax-Slayer