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Forward an Email for
Polish Burn Victim Alexandra-Fiction!
Summary of the 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 Truth: 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
There is no system being used on the Internet that traces the pathways
of forwarded emails to compensate anybody.
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
Alexandra came out of a rigging fire alive, but now has to fight for
her life and a normal future. She is 14 months old and she has burnt
skin all over her body, damage facial bones (as a result of very high
temperature). She does not have half of her face. She is in hospital in
and one of the best specialist is looking after her. However she still
has to go through many surgeries and then long rehab. Unfortunately her
parents do not have any more money.
we are asking for your help. For each forwarded email her parents will
get 3 cents. Please help them and forward that email to as many people
as you can.
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