According to a post that is currently appearing on Facebook, you can help a baby with cancer just by sharing.
The post features a photograph of a baby with a nasal cannula who is wearing a shirt that displays the words “Little Sister”
It claims that Facebook will donate $5 to help the pictured baby every time the message is shared. The post also asks users to type ‘Amen” in the comments.
However, the message is just another sick child scam. Facebook certainly will not donate money to the child based on how many times the post is shared. No amount of sharing or typing “amen” will help the baby in any way whatsoever.
The vile Facebook troll who created the scam post apparently stole the baby’s image from another source and tacked on the lie that Facebook would donate money based on shares.
Why, you might ask, would anybody do such a nasty thing? Alas, these scam posts are nothing more than self-promotion schemes. The morally debased users who launch these scam posts know that they will collect a great many new likes and followers.
This scam message was first posted in 2016 and has since been shared more than 600,000 times. It continues to get more shares and amen comments every few minutes.
Thus, the contemptible person who posted the scam message has gained a great deal of free promotion for his Facebook profile as a result of his lies and deceit. In fact, this person has posted an ongoing series of similar scam promotion posts over the last few years.
Scams like this are all too common. Any message that claims that Facebook will donate money to help a sick or injured child based on how many times the post is shared, liked, or commented on is certain to be a scam.
If one of these scam posts comes your way, do not like, share, or comment on it. Doing so will only help the disgraceful person who created it gain even more totally undeserved attention.
And, more importantly, the continued circulation of these stolen images can cause great distress to the families of the pictured children.