Forward Emails for Fatima’s Medical Costs-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
The email says it’s from Fatima’s mother. The little girl was hit by a car and has internal bleeding. Her family does not have health insurance, so the mother has “made a deal” with a company that will pay three cents for every email that is forwarded about Fatima.
We have not been able to find anyone named Fatima who fits the description in this story. It’s a hoax, however, because there is no special “encoding” of emails that tracks where they’ve been forwarded. This is one of numerous “emails for money” eRumors on the Internet right now.