A Little girl, 3 yrs. old picked up by a man driving a gray car, license plate: Quebec 72B 381. Canada. Reblog this. It could save her. The Kidnapping is recent so do it, 3 seconds will not kill you. If it were your child .
This is FAKE.
This hoax has been running since 2009 in both the U.S and Canada, with changes throughout the years spread by emails, facebook and now tumblr.
“On 15 July 2009, a missing child hoax spread across the U.S. and into Canada via cell phone text message. While certain elements of the message were altered to geotarget the bulletin to local recipients (e.g., it included a city or state name, or a street widely known to area residents), the meat of the alert remained the same: a three-year-old girl had been abducted by a man in a new silver-colored truck bearing a license plate of 72B 381.
Even as the “alert” jumped from cell phone to cell phone (and was additionally posted to blogs and tweeted on Twitter, the latter even by Missouri Senator Jason Crowell), police agencies in various localities were issuing denials that there had been such an abduction or that an Amber Alert for the child described had been issued.
The 15 July 2009 text message missing child hoax is a variation of a June 2009 missing child hoax spread in e-mail, which in turn was a variation on an actual missing child case from 2006.
Over Memorial Day weekend of 2006, three-year-old Jewel Strong of Jonesboro, Georgia, was vacationing with her family at a beachside spot in St. Andrews State Park in Panama City, Florida. On 28 May 2006, Jewel and her 18-year-old aunt were out on the water on a raft/float that drifted outside the park’s waveless “kiddie pool” swimming nook and into an adjacent jetty channel with strong currents. Although rescuers managed to save Jewel’s aunt, they were unable to find Jewel herself, and intensive searches of the area by divers, boats, and helicopters throughout the next few weeks failed to turn up any sign of her.
Her family did not accept that the little girl had drowned and so circulated appeals for help in finding the child included a photograph of Jewel Strong. That same photo was teamed by hoaxsters in the June 2009 “missing child” e-mail with the following text:
***3-YR-OLD GIRL ***
TAKEN BY A MAN DRIVING A NEWER SILVER TRUCK IN IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO.
** LICENSE PLATE NUMBER… 72B381. ***
"PLEASE KEEP THIS GOING!!".
WHAT IF THIS WAS YOUR LITTLE GIRL?
if she was your daughter, you would forward it.
Missing 3 year Old Girl -
You never know, who knows whom.
PLEASE HELP US BY FORWARDING THIS EMAIL UNTIL THIS REACHES A WORLD-WIDE AUDIENCE AND JEWEL IS RETURNED HOME
The text of the June 2009 e-mail hoax (suitably stripped down to remove extraneous information, including Jewel’s name and photo) was reworked into a text message sent to cell phones in July 2009. Notice that the e-mail and cell phone text message hoaxes share the same core elements of a three-year-old girl having been made off with by a man driving a new(er) silver-colored truck bearing a license plate number of 72B 381.”
-“Fake Amber Alert: Plate 72B 381" Snopes.com
Read more about Jewel Strong
I don’t even know why someone would take a families tragedy of missing their little girl and using their method of trying to desperately find her as something to mess around with and spread around the internet. And though I understand a majority of the people liking and reblogging the post only wanted to help, it would be best if we warned other of this hoax and stop others from reblogging. Deleting it from blogs would be good too.
Since the hoax was been spreading over the net, it’s not surprising that it ended up on tumblr with good intentions by the user(though I truly wonder since the account has been deactivated) but this post should be stopped.
To get a better understanding on how this particular hoax was spread around and it’s timeline, check out “FAKE Amber Alert ‘72B 381’ Spreads Far and Wide(and Fast)" on urbanlegends.about.com
Another reason why fake amber alerts news like these are horrible is because they can steal attention from actual Amber Alerts where real children really do need help. Spreading things like this can also cause people to become skeptical of similar messages and therefore real amber alerts can lose their effectiveness in the process.
Please(for future reference) find out if the urgent message like these are real or a hoax before you post, reblog and spread it around the web, whether it’s facebook, tumblr or other social media sites. Let’s not have your good intentions be misused for scammers like these.
So PLEASE STOP spreading this fake news and let’s spread real Amber Alerts to help families find their children like Jewel Mahavia Strong who are still missing.
[guesses correct password for old account] nice, ive hacked it
This is totally me.
I just got a job as a Walt Disney Imagineer!
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Wow! That’s awesome! Congratulations!