IT IS sad when news of a missing girl is distributed via email by a supposedly worried mother. It is even sadder, however, when the return email address does not exist.
Two weeks ago, an email came to The Resident’s attention regarding a missing girl, referred to as Ashley Flores, who according to her mother’s message has been missing since March 28, 2007.
There is a photograph of her in the text and the email asks the recipient to distribute the document and “If anyone anywhere knows anything, please contact me at [email protected]”.
What the email does not tell the recipient is that she apparently went missing from Philadelphia, US in 2006, not 2007. Apparently, this message started as a joke perpetrated by a friend of Ashley’s that got completely out of hand and she is not missing, according to www.hoax-slayer.com/ashley-flores.html
The Resident sent an email to the address given in the bogus email and immediately received a failure notice email from Yahoo! saying that “this user doesn’t have a yahoo.com account”.
If you have received this email, do not distribute this because it is a hoax.
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