According to a post that is currently being shared on Facebook, a dog saved his family from a fire but was badly burned during the rescue. Supposedly, Facebook is donating $1 for every share to help get the dog’s face fixed.
The post features an image of the dog and its supposed injury.
But, little more than a cursory glance at the image reveals that the dog is not burned at all but simply has a large slice of ham draped across its face.
In fact, the post is just a version of the famous ham faced dog prank that first began circulating back in 2015.
The prank was originally intended to make fun of the countless hoaxes and scams that falsely claim that Facebook will donate money to help a sick or injured child or animal in exchange for sharing and liking.
But, amazingly, at least a few recipients not only believe that Facebook will donate money for sharing but that the dog in the picture actually has a burn injury rather than a piece of ham on its face.
The prank mirrors another hoax post that falsely claimed that a young girl with ham on her face had an incurable skin condition. This version also claimed that Facebook would donate money to help the girl in exchange for shares and likes.
For the record, any message that claims that Facebook or any other company will donate money based on how often a post is liked or shared is certain to be a hoax or a scam.