Facebook users are innocently sharing advice with their online friends about how women can avoid being kidnapped and raped, not realising that they are perpetuating a hoax.
Here’s a typical message that is being shared, which comes attached to an image of a young woman gagged and tied up in the trunk of a car.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
This message is for every Girl Who Goes to college or office alone.If u find any child carrying on road showing his/her address n asking u to take him/her to that address,take that child to police station n plz don’t take it to that address . IT IS A NEW WAY GANGS TO STEAL,RAPE and KIDNAP GIRLS .plz circulate to all .don’t feel shy to copy This as ur status.
OUR ONE MESSAGE MAY SAVE A GIRL
A different version reads:
ATTENTION ALL GIRLS AND LADIES: if you walk from home, school, office or anywhere and you are alone and you come across a little boy crying holding a piece of paper with…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.