Facebook WON’T donate 45 cents per share for beaten boy’s surgery. It’s a hoax!

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Almost 200,000 Facebook users have been duped into sharing and reposting a message about a 14 year old boy who was allegedly beaten badly by his stepfather after protecting his little sister from being raped.

The message, which comes attached to an image of a young boy’s injured torso, claims that Facebook will donate 45 cents for the cost of life-saving surgery, every time that a user reposts or shares the message.

A 14 years old boy got beaten half dead by his stepfather.He only tried to protect his little sister from being raped.Now he’s struggling for his life,but doctors say he won’t make it without a surgery.His mother doesn’t have money to pay it.Facebook donates 45cents for every sharing or reposting.Please help.

At the time of writing, over 181,000 people have reposted or shared the photo and accompanying message on Facebook. Every few seconds we can see more Facebook users passing it onto their friends.

Of course, the claim that…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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