We love looking at pages people send us when they suspect something fishy is at play. Just keep the following in mind.
1. Please either Facebook message or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t mention your suspicions on this page or in the comments of our blog. We don’t like people to be tipped off about which pages we’re currently researching.
2. We have a bit of a backlog right now, so please be patient while waiting a response, and please do not message the page(s) in question letting them know that you have requested we look at it or that you suspect it is not true.
3. We research these things for longer than you’d think. Before we post anything, we want to make sure it’s something we can prove 100%. We don’t post rumors or suspicions on our blog, and we don’t like to post before we have figured out the person behind the suspicious blog.
4. It’s hard for us to look at the veracity of a person on Facebook if they don’t have a blog or a Facebook prayer page. Sometimes we can look at support group posts and things like that, but our job goes a lot more smoothly if there is a blog involved.
5. Finally, if a family has a legitimately sick child but seems to ask for handouts at every turn, there’s not much we can do. This blog was created to expose people faking illnesses, not to monitor which sick kid gets too many gifts or to monitor how the family uses donated funds.
We’d also be happy to answer any questions you might have. Thanks!
3 thoughts on “Report A Suspected Hoax”
My daughter’s micropreemie blog was stolen by a fake in 2006. A 17-year-old girl took her story and my “identity” by posting all over the ‘net that my daughter was her own. She also said her hubby was in the military in the Middle East. Thankfully, I have friends all over the world on the ‘net, who had been following my daughter’s story since her birth in 2000. They saw some photos on a preemie site from the fraudster and knew it was my daughter and alerted me to it. I felt SO VIOLATED! Back then there wasn’t much I could do. She was close to accepting gifts and monetary help and had it gone that far, then I could have.
In less than 15 minutes, I figured out the majority of the girl’s online aliases, both of her parents’ names, addresses, and numbers, what school she went to, the college she was going to attend, her age, and her grade. We were not her only victim.
The thing I ended up doing was sending a letter to the head of her school and notifying them, giving them all the info I had on her (screenshots, what I found, etc.) I knew they couldn’t contact me back, but I asked them to PLEASE get her some help and to keep her from victimizing others.
So THANK YOU for this site! I linked over here from IHadCancer.com. I am also a cancer survivor.
Are you guys aware of Freckled Fox? :/
Good Morning! I saw you story on ABC News and I’d love to have you in for an interview with WGN Morning News.
If this is something you’re interested in please let me know! We’d love to have you as soon as Friday!