Gangs Using Children to Lure Victims-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
This is a warning that has appeared on social media, like Facebook, alleging that gangs are using a crying child with a note to lure victims to a gang rape. The warning urges readers to pass this information on to friends and family who are not connected to the Internet or social networks.
This is a hoax that has been circulating since 2005 according to a September 2, 2011 article by a CBS News affiliate in Houston, Texas.
Over the years there have been various versions but in January 2014 the warning went viral on Facebook.
Subject: New Way to Gang Rape …..BEWARE
OMG what is our world coming to? If I had not read this my first instinct would be to take the kid to the address he was holding. I would have just thought some mother was really being careful with her child. Sure glad I saw this post. Sending this to all of my friends and family that do not use FB.
This message is for any lady who goes to work, college or school or even driving or walking the streets alone. If you find a young person crying on the road showing you their address and is asking you to take them to that address… take that child to the POLICE STATION!! No matter what you do, DON’T go to that address. This is a new way for gang members (MS13) to rape women. Please forward this message to all ladies & guys so that they can inform their sisters & friends and family. Please don’t feel shy to forward this message. Our 1 message may save a life. Published by CNN & FOX NEWS (Please circulate).. **Please DO NOT IGNORE!