Forward an Email for Polish Burn Victim Alexandra-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
A picture of a burned infant girl with the story that her name is Alexandra and she was injured in a house fire in Poland. She’s being cared for in Cracow but her care is expensive and her parents are not able to keep paying. You are asked to forward the email and they will receive 3 cents for each forwarded email to apply to Alexandra’s care.
The story is true but the email promising help for Alexandra is a hoax.
This email came to our attention in December, 2006.
The pictures are of little Aleksandra Kuczmow whose home was destroyed by fire in 2005 in Poland. She was 14 months old at the time. Her parents, Anna and Peter Kuczmow, were described as poor and all their possessions were destroyed in the fire.
Aleksandra was under treatment in Krakow.
There was a fund-raising campaign for her treatment that was broadcast on Polish television.
There is no system being used on the Internet that traces the pathways of forwarded emails to compensate anybody.