14 Year Old Boy Shot 6 Times by Stepdad - Internet/Facebook Rumour
OST IMMEDIATELY! Jenks Oklahoma,1 4 yr old boy was shot 6 times by stepdad. The boy was protecting his 2 yr old sister, which step dad was trying to rape. Young girl wasnt harmed b/c of brother`s courage loyalty to sister. Mother was at work during time. 14 yr old boy is now fighting for life, in Tulsa Oklahoma Hosp. ICU doctors say he won`t make it unless he has life saving surgery but boys mom cant afford it. All phone companys agreed to donate 0.45 everytime this msg is reposted/sent
Last friday 2/12/10 a 14 y/o boy was shot 6 times by his step dad. the boy was protecting his 2 y/o sister, whom the step dad was attemping to rape. The young girl was not harmed, bc of that young mans courage & loyalty to his sister. The Mother was at work when this took place the 14 yr old boy Dominic James Daggner is now fighting for his life, and the doctor says he will not make unless he has life saving surgery in which the mother cant not afford.
So, Verizon and AT&T have agree to donate $12.00 everytime this text is sent.
14 YEAR OLD BOY WAS SHOT 6 TIMES BY HIS STEPFATHER . THIS BOY WAS PROTECTING HIS LITTLE 6 YEAR OLD SISTER WHO WAS ABOUT TO BE RAPED BY THIS POOR ... EXCUSE OF A MAN . THE LITTLE GIRL DID NOT GET HURT , THANKS TO HER BRAVE OLDER BROTHER . THEIR MOM WAS AT WORK WHEN THIS HAPPENED . NOW THIS BRAVE YOUNG LITTLE BOY IS FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE , BUT DOCTORS SAY HE WILL NOT SURVIVE UNLESS HE GETS AN OPERATION WHICH IS COSTLY AND HIS MOM CANNOT PAY . ALL FACE BOOK COMPANIES HAVE AGREED TO DONATE 45 CENTS FOR EVERY TIME SOMEONE POSTS THIS TO THEIR WALL . SO , PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THIS ON YOUR WALL . SO , THAT TOGETHER WE CAN HELP SAVE THIS BOYS LIFE . I PASSED THIS MESSAGE DOWN
collected September 2013
This message circulating Facebook claims that a 14 year old boy was hospitalised after trying to protect his little sister from their abusive stepfather. The message claims the boy was shot 6 times by his stepfather.
The story outlined in the message is completely untrue and has been a long running hoax taking on various incarnations. Over the years the message has been used to help like-farming pages and to illicit bogus donations, as well as to waste peoples time who repost the bogus story.
Variants of the message also falsely claim that Facebook will donate money every time the message (or accompanying image) is shared. Of course as with many sick child hoaxes it is important to remember that Facebook never donate money towards operations or medicine based on the number of times a photo is shared on Facebook.
These types of messages are often used to accumulate fans for like-whore (like-farming) Facebook pages that aim to attract as many fans as possible, in order to maximise the value of that Facebook page so it can be sold to other scammers or used to help spread other scams.
Other variants of this hoax claim that the sister was 2 years of age.
Variants claim that Verizon and AT&T will donate money, whilst others ambiguously claim it will be "facebook companies [sic]".
Some variants place the boy in Oklahoma, others fail to include any location at all.
A 2013 version includes a picture of a boy in a hospital bed. However this photo was stolen from other websites, and sources indicate that this photo shows a boy who was injured during Israeli-Lebanese conflicts in 2006.
Some variants refer to the boy as "Dominic James Daggner"
Some variants circulate through SMS.
Remember to be careful what you share on Facebook as – just like with this message – you could be inadvertently helping scammers.
For the anti-scam community to successfully tackle this plethora of false rumours, it is important that anyone who uses the Internet be able to identify false rumours and fully understands the possible consequences of spreading false information.
We have a two part blog post that helps provide this information. Part 1 deals with how to spot and debunk Internet rumours and Part 2 deals with the reasons why you should never circulate false information.
Additionally if you have fallen for this rumour or have Facebook friends that have, you can join our growing Facebook page here.
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