Hoaxes and Urban Legends: Missing child - Regina George Muñoz
A chain letter going around since at least 2006 urges people to help look for a
baby girl "stolen yesterday" in Mexico. Reports in Mexican media and Spanish-language
websites suggest that the "Regina George Muñoz" chain letter is serving
no useful purpose, because the child was actually found years ago.
This newspaper article from Mexico declares the chain letter to be a hoax. According to this website in Argentina the child disappeared on 08 June 2006 and was found again two days later, on 10 June 2006. It cites a report on http://www.menoresextraviados.org.mx/ dated 17
January 2007 (no longer available).
Please do not forward such missing children messages unless they can be
confirmed to be valid and current!
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The AOL/Microsoft money giveaway hoax
The "809" area code hoax
The burned baby hoax
Amy Bruce / Make A Wish hoax
The "Invitation" virus hoax
The "Life is beautiful" virus hoax
The Oliver North / Osama bin Ladin / Al Gore hoax
Send spam to the South African police to save children
Exxon/Mobile gas boycott
Bush IQ report / Lovenstein Institute hoax
Monkeyman935 warning hoax
Kidney Theft urban legend
Ashley Flores, 13 (missing child hoax)
How to detect a two-way mirror
$50 call-back spam
Cooking an egg with cell phones
"Osama captured" / "Osama hanged" virus
A tale of Japanese Lizards and Love
The $5 killer
Audi A8 made out of silver
ATM PIN code entered in reverse will call the police
Mars spectacularly close to Earth on August 27
"An old lady walked into a Grocery Store..."
"Allah or the Lord Jesus Christ?"
"PDA+GSM Palm Treo 650 dan Treo 680 dan Treo 750"
Bayer drug contains HIV
Forward or lose your Hotmail account
Chinese "fix" jet engine with seatbelts
AOL will donate five cents for baby's brain cancer operation
Ericsson distributing free laptops
Art Bell Filipino hate letter
Hypodermic needles on gas pump handles
"Through a rapist's eyes" / Crying Baby theory
Sheryl Crow / John Hopkins Cancer update about plastic bottles
Children buried alive in Egypt, saved by Jesus
Missing child - Regina George Muñoz
Papaya Juice - (NOT!) A Cure for Dengue
Hiroshima 64 years later (is actually Yokohama)
Lou Dobbs video on Immigration/Amnesty bill (dead since 2007)
One version of the chain letter:
"NIÑA ROBADA AYER. URGENTISIMISIMO, ING. SOLICITA AYUDA!!!"
Subject: NIÑA ROBADA AYER. URGENTISIMISIMO, ING. SOLICITA AYUDA!!!
OJO TOMENLO EN SERIO NO ESTA PIDIENDO DINERO NI CORREOS ELECTRÓNICOS NADA
NOS CUESTA REENVIARLO CON COPIA CIEGA A SUS CONTACTOS. GRACIAS
NIÑA ROBADA AYER. URGENTISIMISIMO, ING. SOLICITA AYUDA!!!
POR FAVOR PASALO A TUS CONTACTOS,.
LES SOLICITO DE LA MANERA MAS ATENTA QUE REENVIEN ESTAS FOTOS A TODOS SUS
CONTACTOS PARA QUE PODAMOS LOCALIZAR A MI HIJA QUE FUE ROBADA EL DIA DE HOY
EN MI PROPIA CASA EN LA COLONIA PROVIDENCIA
MI HIJA SE LLAMA REGINA GEORGE MUÑOZ.
SI SABEN ALGO DE ELLA FAVOR DE COMUNICARSE AL 044 55-21-44-73- 52 Y POR
UNANSE A LAS ORACIONES QUE ESTAMOS HACIENDO PARA QUE APAREZCA..MUCHAS
ESTÁN LAS FOTOS ADJUNTAS... POR FAVOR NO LO BORREN POR FAVOR REENVÍENLO A
TODOS LOS CONTACTOS QUE TENGAN COMO COPIA OCULTA PARA QUE NO SEAN MAL
(NO NOS CUESTA NADA ENVIARLO)
R E S P E T U O S A M E N T E .
ING. EDGAR CARRILLO VELAZQUEZ
ASESOR EN TELECOMUNICACIONES
TEL.OF. 10 56 96 36
MOVIL 33 11 20 88 11