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FAKE Amber Alert '72B 381' Spreads Far and Wide (and Fast)

By April 19, 2010

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10/09/13 Update: This version now circulating via Facebook is actually a few years old (see reader comments below), and still false:

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12/05/12 Update: Circulating again on Facebook:

HOAX: Amber Alert 72B 381

Remember, you can verify all Amber Alerts nationwide by checking the Active Amber Alerts page of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.


12/11/11 Update: Currently trending on Tumblr (and still false):

A Little girl, 3 yrs. old picked up by a man driving a gray car, license plate: Quebec 72B 381. Canada. Reblog this. It could save her. The Kidnapping is recent so do it.


08/18/11 Update: New version of the ever-changing alert claims the kidnapping incident occurred in Miami. Other details are the same as before:

AMBER ALERT !!!!!!! Miami - Little girl, 3 yrs. old picked up by a man driving a gray car, license plate: Quebec 72B 381. Canada. PLEASE RE-post ASAP. It could save her. The Kidnapping is recent so do it, 3 seconds will not kill you. If it were your child u would want the same support!!!

Help STOP this hoax by sharing this article!


08/12/11 Update: New version of the false alert no longer specifies Edmonton, KY as the location but still claims a 3-year-old child was kidnapped by a man driving a grey car, Quebec license plate #72B 281, Canada:

Little girl, 3 yrs. old picked up by a man driving a gray car, license plate: Quebec 72B 381. Canada. PLEASE RE-BROADCAST ASAP. It could save her. The Kidnapping is recent so do it, 3 seconds will not kill you. If it were your child u would want the same support


08/04/11 Update: The "72B 381" Amber Alert hoax is making the rounds on Facebook and Twitter again. It's still false (see history below). As of the past few months, the viral text now claims the alleged abduction took place in Edmonton, Kentucky, and that the perpetrator's car has a Quebec license plate:

AMBER ALERT!!! Edmonton, Kentucky USA little girl, 3 yrs old picked up by man driving grey car, license plate: Quebec 72B 381. Canada. Put this as your status. It could save her. This kidnapping is recent so do it, 3 seconds will not kill you. If it were your child.... what would you want people to do. Just now happening!!!!! please...


05/25/10 Update: A new variant circulating on Facebook adds one new character to the license plate number, which is now supposedly "Q72B381." Read more...


04/19/10 Update: After a weekend lull, the "72B381" Amber Alert hoax is going strong again on Facebook. New variant claims it's a Washington state license plate:

A little Boy, 5 years old was picked up by a man driving a grey car, license was plated Washington 72B 381. Copy and paste this as your status. It could save that little boy. This kidnapping is recent! So do it, 3 seconds won't kill you. We should have Amber Alerts posted in FB automatically from a friend to pass it on!


04/15/10 Update: The Amber Alert hoax is currently running rampant on Facebook, with the latest variants claiming a 3-year-old girl was abducted in either Edmonton, Alberta or Edmonton, Kentucky by a man driving a grey car with Quebec license plates, number 72B 381.

Examples:

AMBER ALERT!!! In Edmonton ALBERTA - A little girl, 3 years old was picked up by a man driving a grey car lisecnse was plated Quebec 72B 381. Copy 'n paste this as your status. It could save that little girl. This kiddnapping is recent! so do it, 3 seconds won't kill you. Spread the word

AMBER ALERT!!!!!!!! In Edmonton, Ky - A little girl, 3 years old was picked up by a man driving a grey car, license was plated Quebec 72B 381. Copy and paste this as your status. it could save that little girl. This kidnapping is recent! so do it, 3 seconds will not kill you spread the word!


09/22/09 Update: FAKE AMBER ALERT now circulating simultaneously in Morgan Hill and Newbury Park, California.

Examples:

Amber alert: 3 yr old girl taken by a man in Morgan hill driving a new silver yukon NY plates 72B381. KEEP IT G0ING!

RT AMBER ALERT: 3 yro girl taken by man driving a new silver Yukon NY Plates 72B 381. KEEP IT GOING She's frm Newbury Park


09/08/09 Update: That months-old Amber Alert hoax is circulating again, this time localized in Stockton, California. False Twitter message reads as follows:

AMBER ALERT! 3 YR old GIRL taken from STOCKTON, CA by MAN driving NEW SILVER TRUCK plate 72B381. Please pass this on!


07/13/09 Update: The same fake Amber Alert that fooled tens of thousands of people last February is making the Twitter rounds again, with a vengeance. The only essential change is that the text now claims the abducted child is three years old, not seven. The locale is currently specified as Idaho Falls, Idaho. (Your updates are welcome below.)

If you receive this message or any variant thereof, please inform all senders it's a hoax:

RT **AMBER ALERT** 3 YR OLD GIRL WAS TAKEN BY A MAN DRIVING A NEWER SILVER TRUCK IN IDAHO FALLS,ID LIC. PLATE #72B381. KEEP it goin


Originally Posted 02/10/09: It's a veritable case study in how fast and how far hoaxes can mutate and spread via social media.

An unofficial Amber Alert that apparently originated in Salt Lake City last Sunday night crisscrossed the country over the following two days, convincing well-meaning text messagers and Twitter users from Maryland to California that a 7-year-old girl in their state had been abducted by a man driving a "newer silver truck" with the license plate number 72B381.

The message is false. Police say there are no real missing-person cases fitting that description.

A very early version of the alert read as follows:

FWD: FWD: FW: AMBER ALERT A 7 yr old girl was taken by a man driving a newer silver truck. The license plate reads 72b381 please please pass on.

By the time Utah authorities disavowed the bogus message on Monday, it had already spread to Wisconsin...

Retweet: AMBER ALERT. A seven year old girl was taken by a man driving a newer silver truck. license plate # 72B381 Menomonie area FWD PLZ

...not to mention Woodward, Oklahoma...

AMBER ALERT!! A 7yr old girl was taken from Woodward by a man driving a newer silver truck plate # 72B381, please forward!

...and on to Tulsa...

TULSA AMBER ALERT - 7 year old girl taken from woodward park by man in newer silver truck with plate number 72B381

From there, the Amber Alert hoax migrated to Fresno, California; Yuma, Arizona; Mahnomen, Minnesota; Lake Charles, Louisiana; Albany, Oregon; and many points in between. As of this writing, the bogus message is still circulating at a rapid clip in parts of Ohio and spreading into Iowa.

The geographical progression of the hoax can be roughly tracked by examining the Twitter search results for messages (several hundred of them so far, and counting) containing the bogus license plate number, "72B381."

FYI, Amber Alerts can (and clearly should) be authenticated by checking the Active Amber Alerts page on the website of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

Read more about it:
Akron Police Say Amber Alert Is a Hoax
Calls from Phony Amber Alert Bog Down Police
Iowa Says Amber Alert Reports Are False
Amber Alert About Missing Albany Girl Apparently a Hoax
There Is No Amber Alert in Maryland
Bogus Amber Alert: There's No 7-Year-Old Girl Missing

Comments

February 10, 2009 at 7:54 pm
(1) jontue says:

Yeah I got it, and I live n Cleveland Ohio. I would have fowardrd it, but I googled the. Liscence number! Who has time to spread crap like this?? Grow up!!!

August 13, 2011 at 4:10 pm
(2) Jay4654 says:

actually, it would only take a couple of seconds to create this message, and though i agree that whoever started it needs to grow up, i have to argue that anyone can have time to do this

February 10, 2009 at 8:10 pm
(3) Liyah says:

Ya I got it to and I live in Arkansas but I did the same and this is what came up

February 10, 2009 at 8:41 pm
(4) TK says:

Got it few min ago and googled lic number. Crazy how crap spreads. Johnson City, TN.

February 10, 2009 at 9:45 pm
(5) Nikki says:

I also just got it, I’m 30 mins away from Johnson City, TN. This is just sick!!!!

August 19, 2011 at 8:55 am
(6) Neil says:

I agree.. These people must be really sick who make these up

February 10, 2009 at 9:48 pm
(7) RS says:

Just got this texted and looked up plate number, i dont know how someone could make this up! -Pennsylvania

February 10, 2009 at 9:56 pm
(8) Micah says:

i got it.im in tennessee.

February 10, 2009 at 10:03 pm
(9) Pthrift says:

We recieved this text. We live in Woodbine, GA.

February 10, 2009 at 10:12 pm
(10) Shawn says:

I got it up in B.C. Canada

February 10, 2009 at 10:18 pm
(11) Justin Kern says:

I got it in chilliwack BC Canada… everyone is so guliable these days…its retarded.

February 10, 2009 at 10:22 pm
(12) Julie says:

I got it about 16 times so far in about a 15 minute span. Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania.

May 24, 2011 at 10:01 pm
(13) Casie. says:

i live in Simpson..

February 10, 2009 at 10:35 pm
(14) Rob says:

Cincinnati says hello. Got this about 30 mins ago but decided to check first.

February 10, 2009 at 10:48 pm
(15) mayday says:

It’s here in Canada now…Jesus murphy people!

February 10, 2009 at 10:53 pm
(16) Alex says:

I got this in Illinois.

February 10, 2009 at 10:53 pm
(17) Megan says:

it’s here in south philadelphia pa. now DAMN…this is insane

February 10, 2009 at 11:18 pm
(18) Cammie says:

Just got it , and im in North Tonawanda ny ,,, its fake!

February 10, 2009 at 11:32 pm
(19) Melissa says:

I just got it here in BC, Canada

February 10, 2009 at 11:49 pm
(20) AS says:

just recieved it in DE

February 10, 2009 at 11:50 pm
(21) Kris says:

Got it here in Kamloops BC, Canada… pretty sad, it is stupid stunts like this that cause people to lose faith in these systems designed to help find missing children…It is sad to know that there is someone, somewhere so pathetic that they would start something like this…

April 18, 2011 at 11:00 pm
(22) alex says:

very Good point !

August 12, 2011 at 6:07 pm
(23) ronnie says:

yeah it is pretty stupid that people pull stunts like this. I dont know how someone could be so sick and twisted to think something like this is funny at all. Alot of people out there need some mental help. You are all pathetic a holes get a life and stop making up these lies.

February 10, 2009 at 11:52 pm
(24) Lugann says:

Just received in Langley, British Columbia 2051 hrs feb 10 2009

February 10, 2009 at 11:55 pm
(25) Vanessa Brake says:

I think its great how fast it got around. Whether its true or not, at least people were concerned enough to forward it

February 10, 2009 at 11:59 pm
(26) Michelle says:

I got it here today about 20 times… and guess where I am? Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada!! If only it were real, that girl woulda been found!

February 10, 2009 at 11:59 pm
(27) mike says:

i jus got it in agassiz, BC, Canada

February 11, 2009 at 12:14 am
(28) Jessie says:

I just got the message in Vancouver, BC, Canada, stating a girl from Chilliwack….

February 11, 2009 at 12:30 am
(29) fae says:

I just got it in Hope, BC. It said

“Amber alert. Silver pickup truck took 7 year old girl. License plate 72B 381 CHWK. Please forward”

We don’t even have license plates like that in our area. At least I don’t think so. Anyways, I googled it, then sms’d the girl back that sent it to me to let her know it’s a hoax, so hopefully she’ll forward that on to everyone too.

February 11, 2009 at 12:43 am
(30) ryan says:

Prince George BC Canada….

February 11, 2009 at 12:44 am
(31) Krispy says:

It has now spread to kamloops, BC

February 11, 2009 at 1:14 am
(32) jenn says:

I live in BC, canada and i recieved the same text only it read, Amber Alert: 7year old girl stolen from TRU got in a silver pickup truck, license number 7b2381.
I got online and checked to see how true this was before i forwarded it, when i found out it was a hoax!

February 11, 2009 at 1:16 am
(33) Candice says:

Just got it in Chilliwack BC!

People suck!!! Why do that?! Creating so much worry for people, in such a senseless matter. It is good however that it spreads so quick… now maybe when a REAL Amber Alert happens people will be so wise!

February 11, 2009 at 1:38 am
(34) Launie Morgan says:

One only has to google Amber Alert to see if it is real.. No need to worry whether it is face or not just take proper action. Then you will know if it is real or not. People are good to be concerned when it is real.

February 11, 2009 at 1:50 am
(35) Chantel says:

I heard about it too, but the license isnt correct for canada, so I checked.

Kamloops, BC, Canada

February 11, 2009 at 1:56 am
(36) Dan says:

i just got this text from 3 of my friends. and i live in BC Canada

February 11, 2009 at 1:56 am
(37) tamara Pitre says:

I got it and i live in kamloops bc canada!!!!

February 11, 2009 at 2:45 am
(38) TRacy says:

Just got it in Maple Ridge b.c. 7yr old from chilliwack abducted is what it said. Hopefully ppl will catch on and start texting everyone who sends these msgs to spread word about this hoax and put an end to it.
Stupid stunt no doubt,unless someone is trying to find out how effective the amber alert really is?

February 11, 2009 at 6:05 am
(39) Phil says:

I’m in Chilliwack, BC And I got it too
It may be a hoax but look how far and fast it spred maybe cell phone companys should have a direct link to amber alerts could save a childs life, who knows who could be following a real child predator, but if cell phone companys gave out real information it just may work

February 11, 2009 at 8:26 am
(40) shannon says:

i got it in canada!

February 11, 2009 at 9:35 am
(41) Carole says:

I just got this too. They had added a local town here in northwest NJ making is seem very legit, but I am so suspicious of this crap these days. Thanks for having the truth here so I could quickly look it up. What is wrong with people? Amber Alerts are serious business. This is kind of sick to be playing around with stuff like this.

February 11, 2009 at 11:10 am
(42) Dawn says:

I got it and i live in Alexandria MN came from a friend in Fargo ND!

February 11, 2009 at 11:44 am
(43) natasha says:

Hi, Just got a text late last night and Im in surrey. They were now saying the child was abducted in Chilliwack. I went straight on line to investigate BEFORE forwarding!!! People, dont believe all you hear (or read)

February 11, 2009 at 12:14 pm
(44) jessie says:

Hi there, writing from Vancouver BC where i got the amber alert text in the middle of the night!

February 11, 2009 at 1:16 pm
(45) Tannie79 says:

I received this about 4-5 times last night in Chilliwack BC, Canada.

February 11, 2009 at 1:23 pm
(46) Robert Fulper says:

I just got this text this morning in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.

It’s amazing how many people fall prey to the idiots behind such nonsense!

We need more sites devoted to exposing these lies.

February 11, 2009 at 1:58 pm
(47) The_Cuban says:

I live in Port St. Lucie Florida. I just got the text from a friend, I told him it was fake. He does not believe me, and said that the story was on the news last night. What ever, he must be mixed up with some other story!

February 11, 2009 at 2:54 pm
(48) Em says:

Yeah, I got it this morning. I live in eastern Mass.

It was changed a little bit to:
“Amber alert. A 7yr old was taken by a man in a newer silver truck ri plate 722381. Please forward.”

February 11, 2009 at 3:04 pm
(49) PA Female says:

I got this txt message 3 times this morning. I always google stuff like this.

Amber Alerts are to be used for serious and legitimate situations…not to see how fast a txt message can travel across the nation.

Seriously. It’s a shame the rest of the people receiving these txts aren’t as intelligent to look into it.

February 11, 2009 at 3:31 pm
(50) Skibunny says:

The hoax has reached here via facebook, and I live on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

February 11, 2009 at 3:46 pm
(51) JackieNJ says:

I live in Phillipsburg, nj i just got this text a few minutes ago and decided to google the license plate number. My text doesnt say how old the girl is, bujt that she was taken from mansfield. i never forward texts like that. i got one the other day about a girl named carissa malanitch that was missing and even included a picture. such a waste of time, what enjoyment could anyone possibly get from this???

February 11, 2009 at 3:58 pm
(52) ri says:

Just appeared in rhode island… this is not something to joke about

February 11, 2009 at 4:49 pm
(53) North New Jersey says:

yeah i just got it, it read fwd:fwd:fwd amberalert: newer silver truck. license plate reads 72b381. please keeps this goin amber alert girl taken in mansfield….

February 11, 2009 at 6:29 pm
(54) Sam says:

I got it too, what is crazy is that someone even changed it to our local town! -upstate Pennsylvania

I pitty the person who actually has this license number!

April 14, 2011 at 12:58 pm
(55) Richard says:

This sort of thing causes the “cryiing wolf” effect. It actually endangers the life of another child that could otherwise be alive had some ahole not caused people to lose faith in this Amber Alert system.
The person with the license plates life is in danger as well. The pathetic loser who posted this can go to hell.

February 11, 2009 at 6:47 pm
(56) Curt says:

The hoax made it to Rhode Island last night when one of the Scouters at our monthly Roundtable meeting announced that he had just received the text alert. The rest of us had no reason to believe it was a hoax. I even wrote down the license number and color of the truck so I could keep my eyes open for it. It’s a good thing I didn’t see any truck matching the description as I would have caused some innocent person untold problems. Why do people get off on this?

February 11, 2009 at 6:54 pm
(57) mike says:

Definately an effective way to get an amber alert out. Maybe if theres a way to legitamize it, this would be a good method to send these out. A hoax with a silver lining.

February 11, 2009 at 8:12 pm
(58) bee says:

it even is in pennsylvania

February 11, 2009 at 8:14 pm
(59) mich says:

i just got this message and i live in nh people really need to grow up

February 11, 2009 at 8:44 pm
(60) Allen says:

Just got it here in Jonesboro, AR sent from Conway, AR. 2/11/09. Why cant ppl do these for real emergencies instead of hoaxes.

February 11, 2009 at 9:17 pm
(61) Allie says:

it just started going around today in Rhode Island. I got it. It’s even on the news here!

February 11, 2009 at 9:57 pm
(62) Carolyne says:

yeah I just got it, in West Vancouver, BC Canada

February 11, 2009 at 10:12 pm
(63) kamloops says:

I recently got this messsage also in Kamloops British Columbia in canada,
“Amber alret. 7 year old girl stolen from TRU got in a silver pick up truck license plate # 72B 381 please fwd to everyone”

February 11, 2009 at 10:45 pm
(64) Randy A says:

I got it to in Langley B.C.I Drive Truck in the Fraser Valley. I have a 10 year ol boy and a 7 year old girl I don’t take lightly to this kind of stuff. So I told a pile of Drivers to keep their eyes open to help and was not happy to see this as a hokes if it were real sure I’d love to help. Back to the boy who cryed “”WOLF”". Not funney. hope to see less of this BS!!! R A

February 11, 2009 at 11:31 pm
(65) Visha says:

This is soo stupid technology is ment to help us advance not to play dumb immature little mind games to look for a fake licenseplate and a fake kidnap? next time if a real kidnap happens lets see how many ppl believe it! this comin from surrey bc!

February 12, 2009 at 1:17 am
(66) hilary says:

I got it here in IN. I didn’t get a chance to forward it yet so i’m glad i didn’t

February 12, 2009 at 8:22 am
(67) Dave says:

Got it in Somerset MA

February 12, 2009 at 10:31 am
(68) Melanie says:

yeah I just received this and it said it was in Rhode Island!

February 12, 2009 at 11:40 am
(69) k says:

i will never forward another amber alert again

February 12, 2009 at 12:05 pm
(70) sarah says:

I heard this amber alert the other day Via Facebook! Thus why I had to search about it today to see if the little girl was safe and found. What I read on my friends Facebook status was there was a 7 year old girl missing from Chilliwack BC by a silver pick up truck with the License plate 72B 381. I’m way up in the Yukon!

February 12, 2009 at 12:24 pm
(71) p.watson says:

I just received this alert message like 5min ago I am in Texas and googled the plate number as well. I think it is sad that someone would make up such a thing, its almost like making up that thier parents have passed. Sad sad deal I will pray for the people who made that up.

February 12, 2009 at 1:30 pm
(72) eric says:

Got the same in Central New York State and in Upstate New York. Received two stating the same between Sat Nite and Now.

February 12, 2009 at 3:03 pm
(73) Elizabeth says:

I got it today in Kutztown, pa what kind of sick idiots would do such a thing mine said…AMBER ALERT A seven year old Mt. Carmel pa girl was taken by a man driving a newer silver truck. license plate reads 72B381. please keep forwarding…what kind of life deprived person by would do something like this not only is it a false alert, but it is also demeaning to all the parent’s who’s kids have been abducted. it sickens that someone who knows this is fake and sends it along with an alteration to make it sound more real.

February 12, 2009 at 3:03 pm
(74) Bobby B says:

Got this 5 minutes ago in gonzales of the Nation of Texas. People stop playing games.

February 12, 2009 at 3:04 pm
(75) Emily says:

I got it twice, two different weeks! I live in Chicopee, MA.

February 12, 2009 at 4:07 pm
(76) Shawn says:

I feel sorry for the poor bastard that meets that discription…people are sick…this sh*t isn’t funny….thank god for google. Good to see people mean well enough to send it on though.

February 12, 2009 at 7:23 pm
(77) Jessica says:

I just got it today Feb 12th. I live in Alaska. Before I sent it I looked up on the internet to see if it was real. It wasn’t so I decided to send out a message saying it was a hoax. Since we do have the WWW we should investigate before causing panic.

February 12, 2009 at 8:11 pm
(78) KOAM-TV says:

We have also received a couple of reports of residents getting this message in southeast Kansas and southwest Missouri.

February 12, 2009 at 9:19 pm
(79) SAM says:

i rcvd in alaska, 4 or 5 times

February 13, 2009 at 1:12 am
(80) alena says:

yeah, just got it but in alaska!

February 13, 2009 at 8:45 am
(81) Jason says:

Just recieved this text in Elkton, MD. Why do people have to be such jackasses?! This type of crap is why people don’t pay attention when a real alert goes out! I have two small children of my own and it angers me that small minded people keep sending out these ridiculous hoaxes. Get a life you morons!

February 13, 2009 at 10:56 am
(82) D R says:

You know, folk really need to find somthing to do. Who in their right mind gets off by sending out fake amber alerts?

February 13, 2009 at 1:23 pm
(83) Bonnie says:

The one who started this probably was mad at someone that drives a silver truck with that tag number. Hoping they get stopped by the police etc.

February 13, 2009 at 2:11 pm
(84) ms-lee says:

omg…what the heck! i am from anchorage, alaska and we just heard about this yesterday!! wow…words do spread…especially when it is fake….yeah i think someone like to play telephone to see how far to will go and what the result will be like….gosh so lame!!!

February 13, 2009 at 6:39 pm
(85) Destiny says:

I got it. I live on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska.

February 13, 2009 at 7:14 pm
(86) cc says:

I got it in reading pa yesterday..crazyness!

February 16, 2009 at 8:23 pm
(87) sandy says:

Got this in Philadelphia Pa…crazy how this crap spreads so fast

February 16, 2009 at 11:59 pm
(88) Ahman says:

i got it in lima peru.

February 17, 2009 at 9:07 am
(89) BILLY BOY says:

I JUST GOT IT ON 2/17/2009

AT LEAST THIS WILL SERVCE AS NOTICE FOR THE SICKOS OUT THERE WHO REALLY WOULD TRY TO ABDUCT SOMEONE,EVEN THOUGH ITS A HOAX ITS A GOOD IDEA TO TEXT THESE THINGS, HOPEFULLY THERE ALWAYS A HOAX, BUT IF ONE WAS REAL THIS MIGHT HELP SAVE A CHILDS LIFE

February 17, 2009 at 2:50 pm
(90) Caitlin says:

I’m in NJ and i got it saying the girl was from PA

February 19, 2009 at 1:56 pm
(91) Les says:

This really ticks me off…my mom who is 74 got this on her PA # cell phone while visiting in MI and was worried because she drives a silver truck, even though the plate number is not hers. But she is travling between three states: PA, OH and MI. Nothing like trying to worry an older person. Then when a REAL “AMBER ALERT” is out there no one will respond. Maybe this sicko is up to something. I hope they find him/her!

February 26, 2009 at 9:12 am
(92) nysres says:

I just received the text and I live in upstate NY.

February 26, 2009 at 6:06 pm
(93) lava says:

ive gotten the message a few times today saying *AMBER ALERT* 7yr old PA girl taken by man driving newer silver truck, license plate 72B381 PLEASE FORWARD NOW Believed to be somewhere in NY….. and I live in NY

March 2, 2009 at 12:58 pm
(94) wendy says:

well who ever started was wrong…. i just got this text to me… and than i find out it is a hoax…that is just wrong… i got the text on march 1,2009…. and i live in Ohio… some people are just sick…

March 2, 2009 at 5:16 pm
(95) jamiee says:

i got it…im in illinois

March 2, 2009 at 7:12 pm
(96) Barbara says:

it is circulating around the college campuses is the Bloomington-Normal area as well

March 3, 2009 at 9:19 am
(97) Melissa Porter says:

I JUST GOT THE MESSAGE AT SEVEN THIRTY THIS MORNING.. I WAS WORRIED AND WANTED TO KNOW HOW OLD THE GIRL WAS… SO I GOOGLED IT.. AND FOUND OUT ITS NOT TRUE.. ALL I KNOW IS ITS THOUGHTFUL THAT PEOPLE FORWARDED IT.. BUT WHO EVER STARTED IT MUST NOT HAVE KIDS.. BECAUSE IF THEY DID THEY WOULD NEVER PLAY GAMES ABOUT CHILDREN MISSING. THAT IS THE WORST THING A MOTHER OR FATHER SHOULD EVER HAVE TO GO THROUGH. WHOEVER DID IT TRUELY NEEDS TO GROW UP AND GET A HOBBY.. IT WASNT FUNNY. THERE ARE PLENTY OF THINGS YOU CAN SPREAD AROUND.. WHY A AMBER ALERT ON A CHILD?? HEARTLESS AND NOT FUNNY… MELISSA IN MISSOURI

March 4, 2009 at 3:54 pm
(98) Jake & Laken says:

We received this message on 3/3/09 in Mansfield, Missouri. By the time we received it, it read that the abduction had taken place in Mansfield. Several of our friends who also received it forwarded it, not knowing it was a hoax. How can people be so cruel as to get people upset like that? We definitely see why people would forward the message out of concern for the victim. But it’s pretty rotten to change the location to make other people think there is danger in their area.

March 4, 2009 at 7:50 pm
(99) Twisterz says:

I live in Missouri and has got it 3 times

March 9, 2009 at 11:49 am
(100) SuzieQ says:

Even amberalert.com is emphasizing that these alerts should be verified before forwarding. While seemingly harmless, they do take attention from genuine alerts. (Did I say “alert” enough?)

March 19, 2009 at 10:24 am
(101) Elissa says:

I always google Amber Alerts before posting them to my friends, I really wish more people would do it as well.

March 22, 2009 at 8:23 pm
(102) Alex says:

23/03/2009 Me llego el mensaje a España!

Saludos.

March 31, 2009 at 7:22 pm
(103) Matt says:

Maybe it is a phone company trying to get some cash of texts? lol

March 31, 2009 at 10:23 pm
(104) Fast Fred says:

I got a txt in Idaho saying th girl was taken in Twin Falls ID.

April 21, 2009 at 4:50 pm
(105) Amber says:

I just got it from my cousin. We’re in northern CT. I just told him its a hoax so he’ll be telling everyone he sent it to…

May 6, 2009 at 4:16 am
(106) B en says:

Now this damn message has made its way into Pogo.com mailboxes. It’s really annoying to get spam mail from people you don’t know especially when it’s not true!!

May 7, 2009 at 8:18 pm
(107) Christine says:

Michigan, I received it as a mass bulletin on TAGGED. I rarely pass anything along unless I do look it on snopes or other sites

July 8, 2009 at 11:04 pm
(108) Kristy says:

Holy Cow! I just received it today, 7/8/09, in Washington State! Googled Amber Alert homepage to see a picture of the girl, and found nothing. Googled the license # & link is what’s found.It’s sick this would go out, but glad it’s not real. Mine read: 3 yr old girl taken by man driving newer silver truck in Idaho Falls, ID, License #72B381

July 9, 2009 at 12:05 am
(109) Kayla says:

I also got it just now in Schenctady New York, saying that 3 yr old girl taken by man driving newer silver truck in Idaho Falls, ID, License #72B381… everyone is right this is sick why would someone do this when its not true!!

July 11, 2009 at 2:28 am
(110) BC Cole says:

Boise, Idaho, checking in. I got it, too, and it was just afew days ago. I cannot believe someone would do this! It is awful to make ppl worry, and waste time to have to check on this garbage!
I had no idea where to check for validity, tho.. But nw i do…

July 12, 2009 at 3:57 pm
(111) Benji says:

I got this back in winter time, and I got one for Mansfield, IL. I didn’t find out until today, And I sent it to all of my friends =/

July 12, 2009 at 10:45 pm
(112) Cit says:

My neighbourhood is on the way down I looked out the window this afternoon and a 3yr old was heading off with my silver truck. Man!

July 12, 2009 at 10:54 pm
(113) Jenni Ramus says:

Its on Facebook and I live in Australia!!!

AMBER ALERT****3 YR OLD GIRL WAS TAKEN BY A MAN DRIVING A NEWER SILVER TRUCK IN IDAHO FALLS,ID LIC. PLATE #72B381. KEEP IT GOING PLEASE

July 12, 2009 at 11:06 pm
(114) Cheryl says:

This is on Facebook here in Michigan…

July 12, 2009 at 11:20 pm
(115) concerened mom says:

y in the world would someone want to do something like this? how sick!

July 12, 2009 at 11:42 pm
(116) Mama says:

people starting these hoaxes need to grow up and get a life! It takes peoples attention off REAL missing children who really need the help.

July 13, 2009 at 12:20 am
(117) Twitter says:

It’s on twitter now. As soon as i saw it, I reposted it and then looked it up… THEN CAME HERE TO FIND OUT IT WAS A HOAX!!!

July 13, 2009 at 1:00 am
(118) Twitternothappy says:

I just got the Amber alert on twitter. Re-twittered it. A minute later got this link. I found out it was a hoax.

WTF! What is up with the sick person or persons whom thought this would be a good joke to play. I mean come on Amber Alert is for missing children. Get it MISSING CHILDREN! This is serious stuff here. Do not fool around and think posting a fake Amber Alert is funny. It is not! It is serious!

I hope whom ever did this will get caught and get some jail time.

July 13, 2009 at 1:16 am
(119) The Couchster says:

Im in Spartanburg, SC and I just saw it on FB. How does something like this get started? So the next time a REAL Amber Alert goes out…what will people think? It’s like the boy that cried wolf…here it too many times, sooner or later you learn to ignore it.

July 13, 2009 at 2:40 am
(120) john says:

I live in england and its now on face book lol

July 13, 2009 at 3:07 am
(121) Sita says:

What are the cheap thrills people get by spreading such stuff?

July 13, 2009 at 12:41 pm
(122) Beau says:

I always pass these messages for the following reasons: #1 A person who has a child missing may have started the message themselves while also contacting the authorities so I might be(unlikely as it may be)ahead of an official amber alert. #2 Anyone can post a page telling me to disregard it as bogus. A very smart kidnapper might think ahead and build that page him/her self. #3 I don’t have all day to research every amber alert and what do I care if some innocent guy is reported to the cops? The cops won’t do anything unless the man is actually wanted. And finally I am ok with tests that reveal how fast and vast an emergency post can travel through digital means. I will continue to repost and let the rest work itself out.

July 13, 2009 at 2:25 pm
(123) Suzanne says:

This would be okay if it were an acknowlegded test to see how far it could go, but another REAL Amber Alert came thru after that and because of this, nobody really paid attention and probably wont unless they get it on their phones from proper authorities like I do. I am a HUGE advocate of this system as I went thru something like this before when we didnt have this technology. I hope people will seriously think before doing this again

July 13, 2009 at 2:50 pm
(124) Beau says:

I dont see the threat of “boy who cried wolf” here. The only way that I even know that my repost was not helpful is this site and the people who send me the link to this site. Just repost them so that the ones that are real don’t get missed. If I see a silver truck with the license plate above I ma gonna stop the guy and call the police and let them figure all of this out. Maybe that way congress will write a bill against starting false amber alert and then the FBI can investigate the origins and prosecute someone for false amber alerts. That will solve the problem. Just repost.

July 13, 2009 at 3:02 pm
(125) Angela says:

Beau and others; you’re the type of idiots who propagate these hoaxes, therefore making it LESS likely that people will believe a real AA message? Haven’t you people ever heard of the old tale of the boy who cried wolf? Keep spreading lies and hysteria, “just in case it’s real!” and people won’t come to help when it is real. It doesn’t take “all day” to do a simple google search. Hopefully your plate number and description aren’t ever spread through the country in one of these hoaxes. The cops may not do anything to you, but what about some nut who decides that vigilante justice might be in order? Not to mention, do our police departments really need the distraction of fielding thousands of calls and emails about a fake kidnapping, when they should be focusing on REAL crimes?

July 13, 2009 at 11:32 pm
(126) Rachel says:

I got it in Michigan

July 14, 2009 at 3:09 pm
(127) Starla says:

I just got it in Danville, Kentucky.

July 14, 2009 at 3:14 pm
(128) carrie says:

I just got it july 14, 3 pm ,..florida
there is no time for bull with the amber alert thats why it was made up to SAVE children who ever is making things up is going to have something terrible happen to them or there future children karma will come back to you

July 14, 2009 at 3:18 pm
(129) tdaury says:

yeah, I got it a few minutes ago, I live in MA, I always check the state police web site before I forward anything like this.

July 14, 2009 at 4:25 pm
(130) Jenna says:

I received this msg but it said 3 year old girl instead of 7. Michigan City, IN

July 14, 2009 at 4:26 pm
(131) Jo says:

I just got it …says portland…I’m in Tennessee. didn’t think license plate looked legit so googled first.

July 14, 2009 at 4:30 pm
(132) Barbara says:

Just got the text 10 min ago. Reads as follows:
“Amber alert 3 yr old girl taken by a man driving a new silver truck plate 72b381 keep it goin so they find her! She was taken from 18th n Sass!”
This is located in Erie, PA

July 14, 2009 at 4:41 pm
(133) Rainne says:

FYI it’s arrived in Tennessee; I just got it via SMS text.

July 14, 2009 at 5:04 pm
(134) Richard says:

Well it hit michigan now and its supposedidly from Monroe, i sent the sender a note saying to please look things up first before sending to verify before gosip like I did. It sounded familiar

July 14, 2009 at 5:12 pm
(135) Sherri says:

ff

July 14, 2009 at 5:44 pm
(136) Rhiannon says:

I just got it too and decided to google it. Why would people do that it is so stupid!! I have young children and worry about stuff like that.

July 14, 2009 at 6:55 pm
(137) carly says:

wow im in irving, tx and i just got it and decided to search the plate number because it wasnt on the news. i hope people grow up and find something else to do with their lives other than send bogus forwards.

God Bless

July 14, 2009 at 7:29 pm
(138) kat says:

Just got the text here in NJ. People need to find something better to do with their time.

July 14, 2009 at 7:39 pm
(139) acr says:

Just got it in southern new jersey. it is horrible that people make up ‘fake’ amber alerts.

July 14, 2009 at 7:46 pm
(140) Lisa says:

7-14-09 now it’s in erie pa…

July 14, 2009 at 8:02 pm
(141) bjp says:

this is going around in california sayin its in winchester

July 14, 2009 at 8:16 pm
(142) Michele says:

I JUST RECEIVED THAT TEXT MESSAGE TODAY 7-14-09. DO PEOPLE REALLY NOT HAVE A LIFE? It’s really not funny! Go to church if your bored, or pick up a BIBLE, they sell them at the dollar store…B–asic, I–nstructions, B–efore, L–eaving, E–arth= BIBLE

July 14, 2009 at 8:18 pm
(143) Michele says:

I JUST RECEIVED THAT TEXT MESSAGE TODAY, Syracuse,New York 7-14-09. DO PEOPLE REALLY NOT HAVE A LIFE? It’s really not funny! Go to church if your bored, or pick up a BIBLE, they sell them at the dollar store…B–asic, I–nstructions, B–efore, L–eaving, E–arth= BIBLE

July 14, 2009 at 8:23 pm
(144) bria says:

i live in nj and i got this

July 14, 2009 at 8:32 pm
(145) Koren says:

i jus recieved this text about a 3 yr old girl in college hill, cincinnati, OH i fowarded it but then i looked it up and informed the ppl i fowarded it to that it was a hoax.

July 14, 2009 at 8:34 pm
(146) A1 says:

Just got this like 2 minutes ago and I decided to look it up. Why would people do stupid stuff like this?

July 14, 2009 at 8:37 pm
(147) Koren says:

I jus got a text about a 3 yr old girl in colleg hill, Cincinnati, Oh. I first fowarded it and then after i checked the web i texts everyone and told them it was a hoax…crying wolf is goin to cause a real amber alert to not be taken seriously come on ppl grow up!!!

July 14, 2009 at 8:42 pm
(148) Jenny says:

Just got it as a text in NJ–I figured it was just out of date, not a hoax. The fact that it’s a hoax is pretty sad…

July 14, 2009 at 8:55 pm
(149) Deb says:

Just received a text message and it’s a amber alert in Winchester, CA, 3 yr old girl, new silver truck 72B381 – keep it going so we can find HIM. (note the girl is now a HIM). I have a pay as you go phone and this steals my minutes.

July 14, 2009 at 9:09 pm
(150) Hi says:

I just got it too in Long Island and sent from a friend from NJ! I just set up my cell to get legit AA texts.

July 14, 2009 at 9:13 pm
(151) Shalesse says:

That’s just crazy how Ppl can all send the wrong message out there. Too bad the messages for real Amber alerts can’t get by so fast. Here is the site for ppl who want to see REAl Amber Alerts in their areas.

http://www.ncmec.org/missingkids/servlet/AmberServlet

July 14, 2009 at 9:14 pm
(152) Lisa says:

I got 2 texts today for the Lewiston, Maine area .. googled the license number & Amber Alert, found out it was a hoax … what the heck!!

July 14, 2009 at 9:18 pm
(153) JV says:

I live in NJ and got this tonight. the plate # is the same, as is the “silver truck” but the state says NJ in this text.

July 14, 2009 at 9:21 pm
(154) stephanie says:

yes i just got it today and i live in texas.

July 14, 2009 at 9:28 pm
(155) Victoria says:

My mom has got the message from a fellow officer! I’ve gotten it by 2 friends in one day and I live in Philidelphia. Phone companies may be sending these out to waste minutes or kids playing a prank, but I’m tired of it.

July 14, 2009 at 9:31 pm
(156) Megan Williams says:

I just got today from a friend and im in liverpool nova scotia canada

July 14, 2009 at 9:33 pm
(157) Hello says:

I live in New Jersey and i got it 3 minutes ago.

July 14, 2009 at 9:34 pm
(158) kyr says:

got it 3 times in Jersey via text. What do they get out of spreading this?

July 14, 2009 at 9:38 pm
(159) Ken says:

yep, In NJ also and just had it sent to me…by my wife!!!

July 14, 2009 at 9:46 pm
(160) Sue says:

Got it in nj – checked it out before I sent it and let the person that sent it know it’s a hoax. really? someone thinks kids being taken is funny?

July 14, 2009 at 9:46 pm
(161) J says:

Yup, I got it too

July 14, 2009 at 9:58 pm
(162) CLM says:

I refuse to forward anything without first checking the item out online. Sure enough, around 8 p.m. EDST this evening (7/14/09), a variant of this alert has been quickly spreading through southern New Jersey — the information is identical to the one described in the article, with the difference that the 3 year old child is said to have been abducted from “E. Camden” (NJ, presumably). The alleged license plate number is the same as the one recited in the texts circulated in other states mentioned in the article.

July 14, 2009 at 10:03 pm
(163) Cecilia says:

I did the same thing and googled the plate#. I am in New Jersey.

July 14, 2009 at 10:05 pm
(164) Amanda says:

I just got a text about the same thing. I’m in Florida

July 14, 2009 at 10:07 pm
(165) Newbs says:

Just received it in NY State

July 14, 2009 at 10:09 pm
(166) stars says:

hey i’m at La Tech here is Louisiana!! rawk!!

July 14, 2009 at 10:14 pm
(167) Stephanie says:

I just received the text massage on my work/business line in Tacoma, WA. I didn’t get the chance to get the sender’s info because it was hard to understand the automated voice. (text transferred to automated voice message for land line.) Good thing I googled for info and shame on whomever started this cruel, cruel joke!!!!

July 14, 2009 at 10:15 pm
(168) Girly says:

I got it I live in Boston, mass

July 14, 2009 at 10:17 pm
(169) raco says:

Just got it here via text in Cincinnati, OH

July 14, 2009 at 10:20 pm
(170) Nani says:

I just got this text message and i wanted to see if it was true or not so i looked it up online and i find this same info to so i texted everyone telling them its fake thats messed up cause something like this can really happen- Massachusetts

July 14, 2009 at 10:24 pm
(171) carolinwe says:

i got it and i live in hackensack nj …. like 5 people send my one in a hours….this is not even funny….who would do some dumb “sugar honey ice tea” like this…they really really need to grow up!

July 14, 2009 at 10:25 pm
(172) Jennifer says:

effing idiots what is wrong with people i am a mother of a 2yr old and 2 month my stomach dropped!!! who would spread this

July 14, 2009 at 10:26 pm
(173) CC says:

I just received the same text,3yrs.old girl, silver truck, same plate number, but NJ plates….Dont you people have anything better to do with your time? CC

July 14, 2009 at 10:30 pm
(174) Misti says:

Just got it, but it’s changed a bit. I’m in NY and it reads: “NY Amber Alert: 3 yr old girl taken by a man driving a new silver truck plate 72B381 KEEP IT GOIN SO THEY CAN FIND HER!”

July 14, 2009 at 10:31 pm
(175) Ed says:

it’s coming over the cell phone now in NJ. Same message, just adding that it’s a New Jersey Plate which we all know it’s not.

July 14, 2009 at 10:31 pm
(176) Dayna says:

Just got it in Wisconsin

July 14, 2009 at 10:34 pm
(177) Dee says:

I just got one from New Jersey: Practically the same,
**NJ Amber alert 3 yr old girl taken by a man driving a new silver truck plate 72B381 Keep fwding so they can find her its a NJ plate**

This is a sick, sick version of Crying Wolf!!!!
Sad thing, this could actually happen, and next time people might not pay attention to it… This is plain wrong!!!

July 14, 2009 at 10:36 pm
(178) KRK says:

Yeah I am in MN. Thankfully I am smart and immediately checcked the active amber alerts site then googled the lp number to make sure it was a hoax. Who is stupid enough to send this without checking? Wtf? Amber alerts are serious, not a game of freakin “telephone”. Also I always check crap like this and many other fwded things on snopes.com.

July 14, 2009 at 10:37 pm
(179) kyle says:

just got it in st. louis, illinois
on july 14, 2009, at 9:35 pm

July 14, 2009 at 10:38 pm
(180) jane says:

just got via text in nj and so did everyone i know. people are sick but a least it’s nice to know that we all care enough to pass it along that quickly.

July 14, 2009 at 10:41 pm
(181) Ant says:

It hit me in NJ at about 9:50 pm EST, 7/14/09

July 14, 2009 at 10:41 pm
(182) tb says:

Just saw it on Facebook in Denison, TX.

July 14, 2009 at 10:41 pm
(183) Julie says:

Just received it in Iowa in a different form:

FWD: FWD: Amber alert! 3 yr old girl taken from Muscatine Walmart by a man driving a new silver truck plate wv 72B381 KEEP IT GOING PLEASE!

July 14, 2009 at 10:42 pm
(184) Ant says:

It hit NJ 9:50 pm, 7/14/09

July 14, 2009 at 10:43 pm
(185) AnaB says:

Just got it in Miami. Tnx for posting this here; it’s saving me my text MSG credits and my time!
What kind of sick ass**** kids around about stuff like this? Especially just for “research” purposes?! Have a heart.

July 14, 2009 at 10:45 pm
(186) Kannicky says:

I live in Miami,Oklahoma and it is stupid to send fake stuff like that someone might believe it and call the cops and i know that cause my dad is a detective!!!!

July 14, 2009 at 10:47 pm
(187) dfghjklokhgf says:

i just got it!

July 14, 2009 at 10:50 pm
(188) SW says:

Just got it in Chicago. Amazing how fast and far we can spread information, but more amazing that someone…somewhere thinks kidnapping is a joke.

July 14, 2009 at 10:51 pm
(189) Geoff says:

Just got it here in Tulsa, ok.

July 14, 2009 at 10:52 pm
(190) heather says:

I just got one for the Portland Area (same plate number and truck description.) Bet the cell companies make a fortune off all the forwarded messages…

July 14, 2009 at 10:53 pm
(191) Gina says:

yo, i just got this jaunt like 5 mins ago and i was like “whaa yo im forwarding this shhyyt”. then i looked it up && its fake. im pissed yo.

July 14, 2009 at 10:54 pm
(192) krissy says:

i got it wisconsin

July 14, 2009 at 10:57 pm
(193) Tom says:

Received in Southern New Jersey, except with NJ in the body.

July 14, 2009 at 10:58 pm
(194) Barbara says:

I recieved a text message of the amber alert and after someone asked me if it was in our area i decided to look it up! I sent a text informing ev1 that this was false. I cant believe someone would go through the extent of falsely sending information like this….. how sad

July 14, 2009 at 11:03 pm
(195) Melanie says:

I got it in a text in SC.

July 14, 2009 at 11:04 pm
(196) UrbanQT says:

Got it twice today (Jersey). The 1st said:FWD: FWD: Amber alert 3 yr old girl taken by a man driving a new silver truck nj plate 72B381 KEEP IT GOIN SO THEY CAN FIND HER

The 2nd said: Amber alert 3yr old girl taken by a man driving a new silver truck nj plate 72B381 Last seen in newark nj KEEP IT GOIN SO THEY CAN FIND HER

People have nothin else to do with their time. SMH

July 14, 2009 at 11:05 pm
(197) john says:

they started this stupid text again just got it twice in a matter of moments the child is in ny this time maybe the jerk who wrote this crap and the idots that perpetuate it by forwarding it are all hanging out right now i told my friends not to send me this kinda crap anymore period. because it waste my time if therewere a real situation call me ill answer a text is not gonna help speaking wit people 1 on 1 would help stop this foolishness who doesnt talk about what they saw on the news or net when confronted with this kind of thing the first person to recieve it would have verified and nipped it in the bud from there . who ever first wrote it got exactyly what they were looking for wide spread panic and all the fools who forwarded it feel right into there hands. DOPES! people technology is great but human contact is greater pick up the phone and talk next time if its that important to get involved to you.

July 14, 2009 at 11:06 pm
(198) Debbie Doran-Flory says:

Just got the Amber Alert text a little over an hour ago and I am from Southwest Ohio. It is really too bad people start crap like this because the Amber Alerts have been a great device in finding abducted children. There is always someone out there that thinks it is cute to ruin a good thing. Thumbs down to whom ever you are.

July 14, 2009 at 11:06 pm
(199) BF says:

My 12 year old daughter just received it in Nassau County, NY from one of her friends. I thought that was odd so I checked the Amber Alert website first to see if it was legit? Obviously, it wasn’t!

I pray to God that the people responsible for creating these text messages never have children of their own abducted. So they would never have to go through the pain,despair,and helplessness reading such fake text message cause!!!!!

May God Forgive You!

July 14, 2009 at 11:15 pm
(200) Sierra says:

Medina, NY. Same as everyone else. Got it, googled it, over it. It was sent to me from my family in MS. What a waste of time. People suck. The people who started it shouldn’t be allowed to use a phone anymore ever.

July 14, 2009 at 11:15 pm
(201) Courtney says:

I received this text today it said lewiston Me though and I live in Maine who ever is responsible for this I hope they are caught

July 14, 2009 at 11:20 pm
(202) Eric Neumuller says:

I just got it and it said about a NJ driver…where I am…forwarded to all I know, then looked for the plate online ready to drive around highways looking! WTF! I have a 3yr old and it hits a little close to home.

July 14, 2009 at 11:21 pm
(203) Ana says:

I cannot believe it. I just received it and decided to google it before i forwarded it. People should have better things to do.

July 14, 2009 at 11:28 pm
(204) Steven says:

Just got it Via text. Minneapolis, MN. there is no city just that “Amber alert 3yr. old girl taken by a man driving a new silver truck plate wv 72B381 KEEP IT GOING SO THEY CAN FIND HER”

July 14, 2009 at 11:34 pm
(205) Angela says:

I am in eastern connecticut and have received this so called alert by way of text! Dispicible!!

July 14, 2009 at 11:34 pm
(206) Karlee says:

got it up in Saskatchewan..
I’s say someone has way to much time on there hands!

July 14, 2009 at 11:35 pm
(207) Andrew says:

Just got the text, Canastota NY. I thought the plate number looked odd so i check it. i had a feeling it was fake. I forwarded the message to my friends but i attached a message to it saying it was fake just so they knew.

July 14, 2009 at 11:36 pm
(208) Neda says:

I recieved it today stating it was from NJ

July 14, 2009 at 11:49 pm
(209) whatever says:

Just received this for Winchester CA, so lame that someone would start this again.

July 14, 2009 at 11:56 pm
(210) sarah says:

A friend was texted something similar to this,we are in Central Illinois.

July 14, 2009 at 11:58 pm
(211) Joshua says:

I found it making it’s way through facebook, shortly after I reposted it, I could not find this alert on the amber alert web site, and a search revealed this site. I quickly retracted the message and linked to this site. Thank you for having this posted.

July 14, 2009 at 11:58 pm
(212) lee says:

i live in oklahoma city and it says a 3 yr old was taken

July 15, 2009 at 12:22 am
(213) Jen says:

I’m in MN and just got it! Mine says: Amber alert 3yr old girl taken by a man driving a new silver truck plat 72B381 KEEP IT GOING. So they can find him.

I found it odd becuse MN plates do follow this pattern. And the local newsites have nothing about an Amber Alert being activiated in MN.

July 15, 2009 at 12:31 am
(214) Kim says:

Just got this one via text:

“Amber alert 3 yr old girl taken by a man driving a new silver truck plate 72b381 Chicago area KEEP IT GOING. So they can find her”

July 15, 2009 at 12:45 am
(215) Carly Laginess says:

i got it today, well technically the 13th, at around 1030pm. i live in michigan and recieved it from a friend who lives in ohio…

” amber alert 3 year old girl taken by man driving a new silver truck plate 72b381 in monroe michigan keep it goin so they can find her”

pretty much sent it to everyone on my contact list.
thats horrible.
the place where it says that she is supposedly missing from is about 20 minutes from where i live. and know plenty of people in that city.

if your going to do something like this to study dont make it an amber alert.
thats sick!

July 15, 2009 at 12:46 am
(216) Stacey says:

Ya i got is in Sask, Canada

July 15, 2009 at 12:53 am
(217) audrey! says:

yeah i got this text that a 3 year old girl got taken by a man in a silver truck in alaska, i live up in Fairbanks, Alaska

July 15, 2009 at 12:57 am
(218) Leah says:

I got this text about 10mins ago, in Santa Rosa, CA, and immediately knew it was fake. California license plates DO NOT have two numbers starting the plate number. It is always a number then a letter.. I immediately told the 5 people I got it from that it was a scam, and to let everyone that THEY told to do the same…

July 15, 2009 at 1:01 am
(219) audrey! says:

oh and since i googled it to see if this text that was on a serious topic was real, my “FRIENDS” are making fun of me! they need to grow up.

July 15, 2009 at 1:14 am
(220) Joel says:

I live in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada and I didn’t think to Google it until I was halfway through my address book. Just finished apologizing to all my contacts. Piss me off…

July 15, 2009 at 1:35 am
(221) Betty says:

Got on in Alaska, Fairbanks…

July 15, 2009 at 1:36 am
(222) Annie says:

My daughter just got this text from 3 of her friends today and now it’s saying it’s from Portland, OR.

July 15, 2009 at 1:36 am
(223) Caitlyn says:

Just got it, Delta Junction, Alaska

July 15, 2009 at 1:39 am
(224) Me says:

Got it and it’s here in Canada now.

July 15, 2009 at 1:48 am
(225) C.C. says:

Neptune NJ

July 15, 2009 at 1:56 am
(226) Lilxred says:

I JUST got this as txt on my phone n googled it to b sure… wdfh!! Why waste ppls time, amber alerts r serious! my txt had Alaska inserted as the state n it was a 3yo, SAME license # my heart skippd a beat til I checkd n saw it was a hoax… >.<

July 15, 2009 at 2:17 am
(227) Mudflap says:

i live in saskatchewan, and the amber alert for the 3 year old girl just hit, its spreading really fast, been getting texts all evening..

July 15, 2009 at 2:18 am
(228) stephanie r says:

Just got it in brooklyn not kool only a jerk would start something like dat its sad!

July 15, 2009 at 2:25 am
(229) Angi says:

Portland, or…who does this??!!

July 15, 2009 at 2:26 am
(230) Becky says:

I live in Anchorage, Alaska and got a text message today saying there is an Amber Alert 3 yr old girl taken by a man driving a new silver truck plate 72B381 TELL EVERYONE. PASS IT ON!
This is horrible, to think someone could abuse the Amber Alert system like that!

July 15, 2009 at 2:27 am
(231) Jeff says:

We just got it twice tonight in Wichita KS

July 15, 2009 at 2:33 am
(232) Mr C says:

This msg is is making its way around Saskatchewan, Canada via SMS.

July 15, 2009 at 2:34 am
(233) Darren Littlejohn says:

Dangit! I already texted my neighbor who is a cop! OK, will check the web next time this happens. We DO want to use Twitter to catch bad guys, but not to waste time with hoaxes.

-d

July 15, 2009 at 3:30 am
(234) Kacie says:

I received this today in Alaska via a text message from a friend. Sick people out there making up amber alerts.

July 15, 2009 at 3:37 am
(235) MamaQ says:

It made it’s way all the way to Fairbanks Alaska today!

July 15, 2009 at 3:38 am
(236) Missy says:

I got it on Facebook in Victoria, BC, Canada

July 15, 2009 at 4:34 am
(237) Tonya says:

Hit Anchorage, Alaska, today! So stupid!

July 15, 2009 at 4:37 am
(238) yoyo says:

hey if u gunna make one up make it believeable a new truck would be lo jacked and onstar could locate in seconds with a plate number…. 930pm central il

July 15, 2009 at 5:49 am
(239) Caroline says:

Got it in Delaware. Also thought I’d let everyone know that the National Center for Exploited and Missing Children (NCEMC) has a wireless alert system that will text you any alerts for your area (you can register up to 5 zip codes for your phone number). One thing that really makes me mad about these hoaxes is that if there really was one and someone tried to let them know, they could ignore it thinking it was another fake. I just signed up for the wireless alerts so that I can be able to tell the difference. It’s completely free, as they have an agreement with the cell phone carriers that they won’t even charge you for the text itself. I hope everyone will check it out simply as a way to identify the hoaxes, and hopefully slow or even stop the spread of these so called “alerts”

July 15, 2009 at 6:25 am
(240) Jasmine says:

Yea i got it to it was in NJ

July 15, 2009 at 6:28 am
(241) Chloe says:

I got that 2 from my friend I never really believe those things via text message. I wanted 2 make sure though b/c my sister got the same message 3 times from some friends. I think it’s horrible how people are making up fake amber alerts I think it’s pretty sick and very uncool.

July 15, 2009 at 7:19 am
(242) becky says:

I got the same text that’s why I got online to check it out. I am in Detroit, Michigan and it is spreading very quickly here that’sall you hear about.

July 15, 2009 at 7:55 am
(243) Eric says:

Yeah I got one from new jersey also. It makes me sick that people would do such a thing like this.

July 15, 2009 at 8:51 am
(244) mopet says:

Just got it in NJ/NY from a friend in FLA – people are sick!

July 15, 2009 at 9:06 am
(245) Chris says:

Just got it in Elkhart, IN via SMS (text message). Spreading very quickly. Message reads: “FWD: Elkhart Amber alert 3 yr old girl taken by a man driving a new silver truck plate 72B381 KEEP IT GOING”

July 15, 2009 at 9:11 am
(246) jen says:

just got it in Connecticut via text message. Reads: Amber alert 3 yr old girl taken by a man driving a new silver truck MA plate 72B381. send to everyone you know. NOT A JOKE.

July 15, 2009 at 9:16 am
(247) Stephanie in Texas says:

I am in Texas and received the text late lastnight from someone with an Oklahoma number. I was concerned at the context of the message. But after looking it up on the internet I am upset with the thought that someone could have started such a hoax and it has managed to keep circulating for so long.

July 15, 2009 at 9:33 am
(248) Christine Boulle says:

We live in Toledo Ohio we got the text last night saying a 3yr old from Idaho Falls, Idaho and then this morning we got it on Twitter saying a yr old from Monroe Michigan, After what we all just went through with Nevea a yr old missing then found murdered just 4 weeks ago this was a sick thing to read SHAME ON WHO EVER STARTED THIS

July 15, 2009 at 9:46 am
(249) SMS_Florida says:

Yyyeeah. I live in Florida, got one too. I thought it was weird because of both the format and the fact that I get all the Amber Alerts for my state on my phone. So I checked AmberAlert.gov incase it was from a different state…

Then I googled the “License plate number”. Found this. Informed the sender, who (allegidly) informed the individual whom sent it to him.

Reads as Follows:
Recieved 0933 EDT 7/15/09
“FWD: Amber alert 4 yr old girl taken by a man driving a new silver truck plate 72B381 KEEP IT GOIN SO THEY CAN FIND HER.”

July 15, 2009 at 9:53 am
(250) Carleen says:

From saskatchewan…I received it this morning by text, people out there are sick!!!

July 15, 2009 at 10:14 am
(251) dee says:

I just received it yesterday & it says it’s an Amber Alert from NJ.

July 15, 2009 at 10:20 am
(252) Nikki says:

I just got it and I’m in South Florida…….

July 15, 2009 at 10:20 am
(253) Velvet says:

I got it today and it’s for Portland TN

July 15, 2009 at 10:27 am
(254) Simone says:

I live in NY and I got this eamil last night and like a fool fwd it to all my frends, only to read this article this morning and realize its fake. People need to understand that an amber alert is a serious matter. Lets use modern technologies for good and not evil people!

July 15, 2009 at 10:29 am
(255) Kelly says:

I got the message today on my cell phone…the truck now has NJ plates! I live in South Jersey/Philly area

July 15, 2009 at 10:29 am
(256) j h says:

apparently this is going around again! googled it before forwarding, lots of sites came up.

July 15, 2009 at 10:39 am
(257) SU says:

I live in NJ and received the message twice. In our area Amber Alerts are also broadcast on TV; so when I didn’t see an Amber Alert going off every few minutes, I got suspicious and looked it up. Nice to see so many were concerned enough to forward. However, folks should check the official Amber Alert site to see alerts in their area before circulating.

July 15, 2009 at 10:40 am
(258) Lisa says:

I live in Regina, Saskatchewan Canada and got it last night and then again this morning. I new it wasnt real as it wasnt on the news.

July 15, 2009 at 10:49 am
(259) Zsolt says:

Got it last night 7/15/09 at 12:49 AM from a friend, it was late, I was sleeping so i just passed it along thinking it was real. I Live on Long Island NY.

July 15, 2009 at 10:50 am
(260) Amanda says:

Yeah, my whole family got it.. my parents my siblings and my uncle.. and me… and we live in Elmira and Dundee, NY

July 15, 2009 at 10:52 am
(261) joe says:

got it in cincinnati, ohio, googled the license number because all ohio plates are ##letter,letter## or letter,letter,letter####

July 15, 2009 at 11:14 am
(262) BeenuKarun says:

Thank God that it is a fake mail

July 15, 2009 at 11:14 am
(263) Amanda says:

I received the message two different times this morning. Once claiming it was Alabama and the other Mississippi. Being the child taken from two different locations and I am signed up for amber alerts via SMS for my area I researched the tag number via google and came across this page. Here’s one of the SMS I received from a friend; “Msg: Amber alert 3 yr old girl taken by a man driving a new silver truck plate 72B381..in south mississippi KEEP IT GOING”. I let everyone know its a hoax. More people should subscribe to AMBER ALERT by doing this: To report information, call 9-1-1. To enroll: Send to 26237. Keyword AMBER + up to 5 zip codes (e.g., AMBER 12345, 23456). More info: keyword HELP. This will get you real alerts just as they are put active by authorities in your area.

July 15, 2009 at 11:18 am
(264) Sheena says:

I got it in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, actually I read it on a friends facebook and I thought to myself… if they knew the license plate Im sure they can find the person.. because everything is on the net now a days, so I googled the plates and got this site.. Im only glad its a hoax but at the same time its not funny at all!!!

July 15, 2009 at 11:24 am
(265) Melody says:

I live in Regina Saskatchewan Canada and received this text then posted on facebook… I think this is sick…. If a real Amber Alert were to come out how many people are going to take it seriously…. AMBER ALERTS ARE NOT A PRANK, AND SHOULDN’T BE USED AS ONE…….. No different than the boy who cried wolf………

July 15, 2009 at 11:34 am
(266) Jim says:

She’s now a 3 year old in Westminster, MD. Same silver truck, same plate.

July 15, 2009 at 11:35 am
(267) Shannon says:

I received it this morning (Live in Alaska) – wasn’t able to google it until I got to work this morning. How pathetic that someone would stoop to this level, especially when children are invovled.

July 15, 2009 at 11:40 am
(268) deje says:

I got the text today and I’m in Texas.

July 15, 2009 at 11:43 am
(269) Karen says:

I just got it a few minutes ago in Syracuse, NY and as many others I googled the plate and found many sites that said it was fake. Now every time I get one of these I’m going to be suspicious and feel the need to research it before passing it on, which could waste valuable time in a true alert.

July 15, 2009 at 11:46 am
(270) Rich says:

A friend, my daughter and I all got it on our phones last night here in southern NJ

July 15, 2009 at 12:03 pm
(271) nicki says:

ya me and my friends all got it on our cellphones in canyon it spread all over here

July 15, 2009 at 12:16 pm
(272) A says:

I got this at midnight last night in Victoria BC. I have an almost 3 year old little girl just as the text indicated and I think it’s sick. I was so freaked out that this had happened in our little city that I woke my daughter up and brought her into bed with us. It’s bad enough that abductions actually happen in the world without people having to make it up as a prank. Whoever started this is a sick individual.

July 15, 2009 at 12:17 pm
(273) Lili says:

I just received a txt 7/15/09 at 11:31 AM saying that it just happened in Connecticut!! Then I the official Amber Alert web site and there were no active alerts in CT, then I checked Urban legends and as suspected…

July 15, 2009 at 12:18 pm
(274) Pamela says:

This is inNew Jersey now…..

July 15, 2009 at 12:20 pm
(275) projectnola.com says:

“3yr old girl taken by a man driving a new silver truck, plate 72B381 in Monroe” (Louisiana).

July 15, 2009 at 12:24 pm
(276) Julie says:

I live in Indiana, PA and got the message twice in one day. I can’t believe people are sending fake amber alerts!

July 15, 2009 at 12:25 pm
(277) S says:

I just recieved it as a SMS text today and I’m in NY.

July 15, 2009 at 12:32 pm
(278) CeCe says:

It hit new jersey… Some people are just plan out sick. I hope they catch the people/person who started this and charge them with something big and hit them with a heavy fine…:(

July 15, 2009 at 12:36 pm
(279) SalmonCatcher says:

Got it in Anchorage, AK today…….

3 yr old girl taken by a man driving a new silver truck plate 72B381 KEEP IT GOING SO SHES FOUND

July 15, 2009 at 1:17 pm
(280) JB says:

Just got it in Rhode Island. It reads:
Amber Alert: 3 yr old girl taken by a man driving a new silver truck nj plate 72b381. KEEP IT GOING SO THEY CAN FIND HER!

July 15, 2009 at 1:19 pm
(281) Cody says:

Just received last night in Anchorage, AK. Those bastards! If we cry wolf for these fake amber alerts, we’ll never take a real one serious when we need to.

July 15, 2009 at 1:20 pm
(282) Ken Johnson says:

I got a text message forwarded to me today about this saying Popular Bluff, MO. I googled it saw it was a hoax. I forwarded that info back and a link to https://www.wirelessamberalerts.org/index.jsp for them to sign up for the real alerts.

July 15, 2009 at 1:28 pm
(283) Candace says:

this text has made its way to edmonton alberta…. about the 3 yr old….

July 15, 2009 at 1:38 pm
(284) ChaCha says:

Received text message today in Albuquerque,NM about the 3 y.o. girl, DID NOT forward it. It’s good people care, but they should verify information before passing it on….

July 15, 2009 at 1:47 pm
(285) MARIA says:

I JUST RECEIVED IT, BUT IM FROM STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. TEXT SAYING PLATE NUM REGISTERED TO NEW JERSEY

July 15, 2009 at 1:55 pm
(286) Erica says:

I got this in Wilmington, DE. And it irritates me for so many reasons. 1st, the “crying wolf” story. 2nd, why do people forward this crap, via phone or email, without checking it out first; and 3rd, mine said WINCHESTER–which is 10 HOURS FROM HERE!!!–which kind of leads back to the fact that people really need to check things out before getting all caught up in the drama of a fake text.

July 15, 2009 at 2:21 pm
(287) Christy says:

I live in Warren, ar and I got it twice this week, I googled it, People are SICK and they need to realize this is nothing to play with, there are real kids missing.

July 15, 2009 at 2:24 pm
(288) JB says:

We got the text July 15 way up here in Patricia Alberta (Thats in Canada)

July 15, 2009 at 2:26 pm
(289) Daneya says:

I got the text, I live in New York. The text that I receive said that the child is 3-years old (not 7-years old) she was taken by a man driving a new siliver truck plate 72B381. People really need to grow up, this is serious out here, children are being taken everyday.

July 15, 2009 at 2:34 pm
(290) MP says:

Have gotten a few of the Idaho Falls ones, and now got one today that was for Appleton (Wisconsin) – 07/15/09

July 15, 2009 at 2:42 pm
(291) Michelle says:

Yea I got it I live on the eastern shore Maryland.They said child when missing in Ridgley,MD

July 15, 2009 at 2:44 pm
(292) Cindy says:

Got it today (7/15/09) in Louisiana via Facebook:
“Amber alert! 3 yr old girl taken by a man driving a new silver truck plate 72B381 In Monroe, LA. KEEP IT GOIN SO THEY CAN FIND HER!”

July 15, 2009 at 2:44 pm
(293) JCA says:

Just reached Tillsonburg ON Canada, July 15th.
People in the community next to ours are still looking for the body of there little girl who was taken. Maybe someone should have thought of that!I hope this message does not reach that family! Think before you type:(
My thoughts go out to everyone who is in the situation of a missing loved one!

July 15, 2009 at 2:53 pm
(294) kim says:

Louisville, KY- reporting in…only we have a 4 year old and the city is Scottsville, IN.

July 15, 2009 at 2:55 pm
(295) MN says:

Just received it in Woodstock, On Canada. That is where we are still searching for the body of 9 year old Tori Stafford. It is nice that people pass these on but they need to check them out first.

July 15, 2009 at 2:58 pm
(296) k says:

stratford ont. googled the licsence plate

July 15, 2009 at 3:27 pm
(297) Mookie says:

Hamilton, ON

July 15, 2009 at 3:30 pm
(298) GM says:

Its back again,I just got one in Massachusetts and it is all over Twitter from many states.I wish the people who did this had a conscience,what a waste of time for people and law enforcement.

July 15, 2009 at 3:32 pm
(299) Brad says:

I got it, Yorkton Saskatchewan Canada

July 15, 2009 at 3:33 pm
(300) Bob Benmoche says:

I got it to in Lowell, MA!

July 15, 2009 at 3:35 pm
(301) Josh says:

Just got it in Salisbury, MD and and the truck was said to have had NJ plates and it occured in OC, MD. Same vehicle, and child description.

July 15, 2009 at 3:59 pm
(302) kim says:

just got it in denton, md. states it happened in ridgely, md.

July 15, 2009 at 4:02 pm
(303) kizzle says:

i just got it

July 15, 2009 at 4:02 pm
(304) kkkk says:

i just got that as well
“AMBER ALERT! 3 year old girl taken by a man in estevan driving new silver truck, plates 72B 381. keep it going”
looked it up found out it was fake and left it.

July 15, 2009 at 4:12 pm
(305) Kathy says:

It’s going around again, today 7/15/09 atr 4:15 pm EST, New York

July 15, 2009 at 4:15 pm
(306) GMaunier says:

Just got it via text message in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

July 15, 2009 at 4:20 pm
(307) Brittany says:

So i got the one about the 3 year old girl. I am in Southern Ontario. I cant beleive how many ppl have sent it me i have had 6 of those messages in the past 20 mins! People need to smarten up!

July 15, 2009 at 4:20 pm
(308) George says:

I got it down here in Austin Texas

July 15, 2009 at 4:20 pm
(309) Tara says:

Got this yesterday and again today, but this version says Portland, OR as the locale.

July 15, 2009 at 4:25 pm
(310) allison says:

just recieved…replied that it was fake.

July 15, 2009 at 4:42 pm
(311) Justin Tyrrell says:

I just got it from a friend in Wisconsin

July 15, 2009 at 4:43 pm
(312) mel says:

waterloo, on

July 15, 2009 at 4:50 pm
(313) Corey says:

i just got it too and i live in Ingersoll Ontario Canada

July 15, 2009 at 4:50 pm
(314) michelle says:

i just got that txt a few mintues ago about a 3 year girl and google it and it not true wow dumb people! i am 15 and thats scary for people who have little siblings. crap like this pisses me off!!!!

July 15, 2009 at 4:52 pm
(315) phil says:

i live in kitchener ontario canada and i just recieved this message on my phone

July 15, 2009 at 5:01 pm
(316) michelle says:

i got it i live in oklahoma..

July 15, 2009 at 5:06 pm
(317) Cristina says:

Got it today…Toronto, On

July 15, 2009 at 5:14 pm
(318) Crystal says:

Just got it… but mine says a specific location within Austin Texas. at the HEB at Oltorf.

July 15, 2009 at 5:16 pm
(319) SF says:

Capitol Hghts, MD googled it b4 sending

July 15, 2009 at 5:21 pm
(320) amber says:

i live in ontario canada and i just got the text msg, this is actually a serious issue and people are making it a joke. not funny.

July 15, 2009 at 5:32 pm
(321) Melanie says:

I live in London, Ontario, Canada, and I’ve just received the message as well. I was a little skeptical so I looked it up. I just sent a text back to the person telling them it’s fake.

July 15, 2009 at 5:34 pm
(322) c says:

just got the text in saratoga springs, ny

July 15, 2009 at 5:41 pm
(323) Annonymus says:

I got this message just yesterday, I guess it spread to Jersey as well

July 15, 2009 at 5:44 pm
(324) claire says:

haha i got it to and i googled it first to see what came up and i saw it was fake !!! ahaha! i laugh!
Y do kids do that!! it is horrible yet funny!!

July 15, 2009 at 5:57 pm
(325) Laura says:

I got it today and Im in Delaware. It said OC which where I live is Ocean City. The shame of it is, I passed it on before I researched it. I sent another message to all of the people I sent it too and told them it was a hoax though. I learned my lesson, next time I will check first. Why would someone do this,and an amber alert of all things? Awful….

July 15, 2009 at 6:03 pm
(326) Amanda says:

I got it via text.. I am in Kitchener Ontario Canada

July 15, 2009 at 6:09 pm
(327) jeffswife says:

Just got this message and happened to google it, it is in Alberta Canada now.

July 15, 2009 at 6:12 pm
(328) Rita says:

I just got it and Im in Texas!

July 15, 2009 at 6:13 pm
(329) Christina says:

My Fiance and i just fell into this hoax and we are up in Ontario Canada, it has changed from the 7 year old to a 3 year old.

I think this is horrible of someone to use this means to be a retard, this is something that is a serious thing, and taking advantage just to be asses is just ridiculous.

I hope some day they find the orginal sender and deal with them.

July 15, 2009 at 6:26 pm
(330) Beverly says:

I just received the text in Dawson Creek, BC.

July 15, 2009 at 6:27 pm
(331) Crystal says:

I got it this afternoon and i live in a small town in CA.

July 15, 2009 at 6:27 pm
(332) Paul says:

Yeah, just got it in Ontario..same plate# and silver truck

July 15, 2009 at 6:32 pm
(333) Barb says:

I just got it too – I’m in Vancouver BC. Don’t people have something better to do with their time?

July 15, 2009 at 7:04 pm
(334) Jessica says:

I got one too here in NEW YORK a 3 year old girl though

July 15, 2009 at 7:34 pm
(335) Stacy says:

Also just got text 3yr old in QUEENS, NEW YORK

July 15, 2009 at 7:41 pm
(336) L says:

just got the text says it happened in London On CAN

July 15, 2009 at 7:42 pm
(337) L says:

Just got the text, London On Canada

July 15, 2009 at 7:42 pm
(338) Rachael says:

It has made it to Kitchener/Waterloo Ontario today.

July 15, 2009 at 7:50 pm
(339) Krystal says:

I got the message lastnight and forwarded it to 12 other people only to lear it was a hoax. I dont see anything funny about it at all! I have 4 children and if one of my kids were abducted I wouldn’t want their alert ignored. People the amber alert system is not a toy and has brought many children home if you have nothing better to do go volunteer at a shelter or hospital! Do something constructive w/ ur time instead of being childish.

July 15, 2009 at 8:14 pm
(340) Michelle says:

This is really bogus. I’ve recieved a test last night and this morning. I don’t normally foward stuff, but I honestly thought it was for real, until I researched it now. This is really bogus for someone to start such a thing. How about one day in the future, a child is actually kidnap, and many people will think is fake and not notify others because there were othere previous messages that were fake? C’mon, let’s be real here. That’s something you don’t mess with. Thank god I researched it. This is so stupid! Whoever created the bogus amber alert is stupid. Why would they do such a thing?

July 15, 2009 at 9:06 pm
(341) Nat says:

It is still being passed around I just received it as a text message on my cell. I am in Toronto Ontario

July 15, 2009 at 9:49 pm
(342) OregonianBalla says:

Just got it. Portland, Oregon

July 15, 2009 at 9:52 pm
(343) Miranda says:

Im in South Dakota…
got the message…
someone alterted it to say that the child was taken in a city here in SD.

July 15, 2009 at 10:12 pm
(344) Sharon Hebert says:

My husband got one today of a 3 year old girl who was abducted in Higlands, Tx. (close to where we live) by a man in a silver truck with license plate ??????? (dont have it on me at present) Relieved to know that its not for real!!!

July 15, 2009 at 10:21 pm
(345) Andrea says:

yeah hit upstate ny today! Not Cool!!

July 15, 2009 at 10:41 pm
(346) rt says:

Barrie Ontario, just got “Fwd: Fwd: amber alert 3 year old girl taken by a man driving a new silver truck plate 72B381 keep it going

July 15, 2009 at 10:49 pm
(347) -E- says:

The scary part about this is that my husband actually had this lic. plate number in his data base at the shop.

July 15, 2009 at 10:53 pm
(348) Anonymous says:

I just received this text and I live in Chicago. Figured it was a hoax so I googled it and turns out I was right. Its a shame that they would use an amber alert as a case study!

July 15, 2009 at 11:37 pm
(349) Katie says:

just got it this morning, i live in ontario, canada.

July 15, 2009 at 11:40 pm
(350) SunShine says:

I got it and I live in Cedar Falls, Iowa… and my friend got it in Minnesota… saying she was taken from Mankato walmart.

July 15, 2009 at 11:43 pm
(351) L says:

Got it in Toronto Canada!! Brutal that people bother doing something like this! I always google the message before I forward it to see if it’s a hoax….so far %100 of the time it is!

July 15, 2009 at 11:47 pm
(352) Sammy says:

I just got it in NY

July 16, 2009 at 12:24 am
(353) Q says:

Got a memo regarding it at work in Buffalo, NY

July 16, 2009 at 12:38 am
(354) Chris says:

Just Northeast of Toronto Ont and got it at 11:00pm Wed July 15th 2009. I think it’s sick being a study. I have sent and email and text to 139 of my friends and contacts saying the following amber alert is a hoax if u get it ignore it……… we can put a stop to it if every1 does the same and if u do get it inform the sender

July 16, 2009 at 1:21 am
(355) atom says:

it is in Fargo nd, moorhead mn.
got 3 of then in the last half hour…

July 16, 2009 at 2:20 am
(356) csc68 says:

in washington state
just got it and looked it up first ….why would someone forward this to people when a real abduction could be going on

July 16, 2009 at 8:03 am
(357) TRUTH ONLY says:

It is possible that this is being spread by potential abductors. I ADVISE EVERYONE TO REMAIN VIGILANT. WHEN U GET THESE TEXTS, GO ONLINE AND COMFIRM. PLEASE ALWAYS ACT IF U FIND OUT THAT IT IS NOT FAKE. THESE SICK CRIMINALS WILL NEVER GO FREE

July 16, 2009 at 8:09 am
(358) Anita says:

Niagara On The Lake, Ontario Canada. A friend got it and called me ’cause it said it happened on my street. I hope someone can find out who’s do0ing this and prosecute them, we were worried sick!

July 16, 2009 at 9:08 am
(359) vanessa says:

I can’t believe who ever said this! it is not a laughing matter.some people took it seriously the person that said this needs to be arrested.it is a scary thing not something to laugh at.dont forward it to anybody!

July 16, 2009 at 9:17 am
(360) Ashley says:

I got a couple of text messages and saw it on people’s status on Facebook yesterday. It was saying the 3 year old was missing in my city…London, Ontario, Canada!
How disgusting that someone would find amusement from this!! I hope that it doesn’t have the cry wolf effect on people causing them not to spread the word when an Amber Alert really is on!

July 16, 2009 at 10:00 am
(361) Amber says:

I got it, and live in Canada.

July 16, 2009 at 10:01 am
(362) Marty says:

Just got this in Huron, SD. Stupid, stupid people.

July 16, 2009 at 11:22 am
(363) Germaine says:

Yeah I just got it and I’m close to Toronto, ontario, Canada and it’s saying missing girl from Oshawa 3 years old.

July 16, 2009 at 11:39 am
(364) julia says:

i got it in ottawa canada yesterday night, only it was a three year old girl from brockville, canada but the same truck with the same plate numbers

July 16, 2009 at 11:40 am
(365) Mary McK says:

I just got it at work. It now has a pix of a 3 yr old African American Child attached.

July 16, 2009 at 12:37 pm
(366) citygirl says:

i just got the new one..about the 3 year old..i live in springfield, il

July 16, 2009 at 1:10 pm
(367) tigerwolf says:

i received 1 same as the 3yr taken by man in silver truck,i figured had to b fake cuz of the plate # its ashame ppl do that,amber alerts r meant to save ppl,its a sick joke 2 send fake ambers,if there not a law against it should b.

July 16, 2009 at 1:18 pm
(368) Calvin K says:

There was one just sent to me a few minutes ago for winchester , IL same thing silver truck 3yr old girl same plates. I duno how the police cant track this and nail the one doing this..It is just as bad as fake 911 calls

July 16, 2009 at 3:41 pm
(369) Charisma says:

I just got the 3 yr old amber alert message, with no location specified. It’s not even a Canadian plate, so why is it being spread in Canada?
I live in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This is ridiculous.

July 16, 2009 at 3:53 pm
(370) yoyi says:

stupid people…you even had to check to re-assure yourselves that it was fake when it was to BLATANTLY OBVIOUS ¬¬

July 16, 2009 at 4:11 pm
(371) chantty says:

I got the message today. It said “AMBER ALERT. License Plate Number: 72B381, keep it going so they can find her. Im from Ontario, Canada.

July 16, 2009 at 6:11 pm
(372) Jenn says:

I just got it too – I’m in Calgary, AB….some one should start an email and send around telling people to ALWAYS look it up before they pass it on.

July 16, 2009 at 6:17 pm
(373) MMMMMM says:

I got it, I live in Canada.
And I also googled the plate number and found out it was fake. :P

July 16, 2009 at 6:44 pm
(374) Shelly says:

Its in Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada too.

July 16, 2009 at 7:05 pm
(375) dave says:

Got it in Toronto, Ontario

July 16, 2009 at 7:18 pm
(376) Hols Bish says:

Just received it in Oshawa, ON. Same truck description, same plate number. Sad that people waste our time with this crap and the real abductees go unnoticed so often.

July 16, 2009 at 7:26 pm
(377) 50-cent says:

who who in heck would do such a thing

July 16, 2009 at 10:29 pm
(378) Chris says:

Received it a few days ago, thought it was legit, forwarded it on..

Niagara Falls, ON

July 17, 2009 at 12:00 am
(379) Amanda P says:

I am pissed! now its a 3 year old taken from father in surrey BC. my 3 year old was out with father. this just hit my phone 4 minutes ago! i want this guy stopped! RCMP are mad and contacting every newspaper and directing them to this site because I called them and told them about your website. RCMP thank you and will be notifying in a press release to watch this site for fake Amber alert updates.

July 17, 2009 at 12:02 am
(380) Barbara says:

Just rec’d a text from my 12 yr old niece regarding a missing 7 yr old girl. She was understandably very concerned. Have advised her it’s a hoax. What a shame to abuse such a terrific means of communication.
West Vancouver

July 17, 2009 at 12:31 am
(381) Nicky says:

got it in CAlifornia

July 17, 2009 at 2:27 am
(382) Valerie says:

Yeah we got it in Edmonton Alberta Canada too. I hope the person spreading this fake message never has need to use the Amber Alert for someone in their family. Maybe people won’t pass it on after this. Idiot.

July 17, 2009 at 2:29 am
(383) savannah says:

. . That is sick!

I thought it was real, i passed it to one
of my friends.
I feel like an idiot . . . Who in their right
flipping mind would do that?
Freaking morons, this is serious stuff. Honestly, this was probably some stupid kid playing a twisted joke. You sick twisted freak.

July 17, 2009 at 8:21 am
(384) bee says:

I live in Ontario CANADA,,, and i got it!
disgusting ppl would joke about something like that

July 17, 2009 at 12:46 pm
(385) Joyce says:

I just got it from a friend through her facebook status…and this one is stating from OSHAWA, ON and I am from Montreal ,QC?!

July 17, 2009 at 3:05 pm
(386) deb says:

I got this and i live in SURREY BC…i send this to so many of my friends..how stupid is this …. me as a mother take this stuff SERIOUS!! pple just dont have much time on their hands to pull BS LIKE THIS A..’S

July 17, 2009 at 3:20 pm
(387) Jo-Anne says:

And onto Toronto,Ontario….same SMS received yesterday, but saying the 3 year girl is from Toronto!People really need to stop the hoaxes going out.

July 17, 2009 at 3:25 pm
(388) Trinity says:

Spreading on facebook. I’m in Ontario.

I look at this as a blessing in disguise.
If my friend never posted this Amber Alert on her facebook status, I never would have downloaded the Amber Alert ticker onto my computer desktop.

July 17, 2009 at 5:56 pm
(389) Lizzy says:

just got it from my cousin inFalkland BC I am in Kelowna ~ Okanagan

Twitter/ Facebook are gathering stats faster than you can say “free market research device”

July 17, 2009 at 6:08 pm
(390) Soo_RN says:

Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada
AMBER ALERT IN OSHAWA – 3 YEAR OLD GIRL TAKEN BY MAN DRIVING NEWER SILVER TRUCK PLATE # 72B381 If all of you reading my status would copy and paste this amber alert into your status…that would be awesome….pls and thank you

July 17, 2009 at 6:08 pm
(391) cori says:

I just got it here in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada… saying a 3 yr old missing fromOshawa… I thought it was odd as I headnt heard anything on the local news, so I goggled it … It was on my facebook

July 17, 2009 at 6:45 pm
(392) David says:

It’s now made it onto Facebook, and the location is Oshawa, ON, Canada. They say that if you read it to put it in your status to pass it along. Sigh

July 17, 2009 at 10:25 pm
(393) AJ says:

Just got this message through text message.. BC- Canada

July 17, 2009 at 11:00 pm
(394) cherry says:

critical thinking skills people! Think before you forward!!!

July 18, 2009 at 2:39 am
(395) delphine mcmechan says:

I got it a few days ago, on my cell phone threw text messageing.. what has our world come too….. GRrrrrrr im a mother of a child and it makes me really upset knowing theres people playing games like this,
Prince George B.C

July 18, 2009 at 2:42 pm
(396) Michelle Heugh says:

I received it on Facebook and spread the word myself only yesterday and I live in HAMILTON, ONTARIO CANADA! Very disappointing what people can cause worldwide!

July 18, 2009 at 4:30 pm
(397) ChanRobt says:

I just got this one today 18 July 2009

AMBER ALERT OSHAWA – 3 YEAR OLD GIRL TAKEN BY MAN DRIVING NEWER SILVER TRUCK PLATE # 72B381

July 18, 2009 at 6:43 pm
(398) d says:

i got it and i’m in toronto, on ,cananda

July 19, 2009 at 12:24 pm
(399) sarah says:

i got this message and i live in Ontario Canada… a girl at work to this text message as well and she put it up on our drive thru window and didnt get the part of it being fake.

July 20, 2009 at 12:09 am
(400) holly says:

I got it in Toronto Ontario!

July 21, 2009 at 5:43 am
(401) Mark says:

I got it too and I live in Anchorage, Alaska.

July 21, 2009 at 3:35 pm
(402) Anthony says:

i believe the people that started it should be charged with making false legal claims, not sure of the exact law, but honestly what is wrong with people

July 21, 2009 at 6:13 pm
(403) m says:

Got it in north bay, Ontario

July 21, 2009 at 11:19 pm
(404) Melissa says:

This has made the rounds in Minnesota now I got it as a text from a friend and many of them questioned it and sure enough it was on the local news as a hoax.

July 22, 2009 at 6:56 am
(405) MM says:

it made it’s rounds in NB and PEI

July 22, 2009 at 7:50 am
(406) Samantha says:

I’m from Ontario and received this text. Except it said the abduction was from Oshawa, Ontario (a nearby town).

July 22, 2009 at 12:24 pm
(407) Richard says:

Recieved it yesterday Via Facebook. I’m from Glace Bay Nova Scotia

July 22, 2009 at 1:35 pm
(408) Rednile says:

I got in Oshawa, Ontario

July 22, 2009 at 2:50 pm
(409) s says:

just received it saying that the girl was abducted in Oshawa, ON…I am letting the sender know that it’s a hoax. Searched for this amber Alert on the news web site and there is nothing about it…

July 22, 2009 at 8:22 pm
(410) LeeAnn B says:

I got it too…

AMBER ALERT IN OSHAWA – 3 YEAR OLD GIRL TAKEN BY MAN DRIVING NEWER SILVER TRUCK Ontario PLATE # 72B 381

July 22, 2009 at 8:56 pm
(411) KELLY says:

Its unbelieveable how people can actually joke about this kind of stuff!!! Unreal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

July 22, 2009 at 10:19 pm
(412) Celeste says:

AMBER ALERT IN OSHAWA (Ontario, Canada) – 3 YEAR OLD GIRL TAKEN BY MAN DRIVING NEWER SILVER TRUCK PLATE # 72B 381
I just posted this article link to my Facebook account, after posting the Alert message.

July 22, 2009 at 11:28 pm
(413) scotty says:

ours says “oshawa, ontario”

July 22, 2009 at 11:55 pm
(414) Barb C says:

I got it in Saskatchewan, Canada via Facebook.

July 23, 2009 at 12:04 am
(415) Andy says:

Almost gives someone with a newer silver truck the ability to take a kid!

July 23, 2009 at 12:29 am
(416) sc says:

hey i got it, and I live in Ontario, Canada, I sincerly thought there was somethimg to it, then a friend told me it was not real, and i checked out this site

July 23, 2009 at 2:34 am
(417) kimberly says:

AMBER ALERT IN OSHAWA – 3 YEAR OLD GIRL TAKEN BY MAN DRIVING NEWER SILVER TRUCK Ontario PLATE # 72B 381. If all of you reading my status would copy and paste this amber alert

July 23, 2009 at 7:04 pm
(418) Dawn says:

I got it in Ontario for pete sakes and we just went through a little 8 year old girl being taken and now her remains have been found–grow the hell up whoever is doing this crap. So sad when it really does happen.

July 23, 2009 at 7:47 pm
(419) Brandie Somner says:

AMBER ALERT IN OSHAWA – 3 YEAR OLD GIRL TAKEN BY MAN DRIVING NEWER SILVER TRUCK Ontario PLATE # 72B 381

July 23, 2009 at 8:21 pm
(420) Hannah says:

I guess it has spread to Canada now, I got one saying a 3 year old girl went missing from Oshua, Ontario, same truck but and Plate # but it says the plate is an Ontario plate!!

Why do folks waste their time with these games? When their is a real one it will be “the boy who cried wolf” to sad people are idiots!!

July 23, 2009 at 10:23 pm
(421) Yan Charpentier says:

I just got it on Facebook, and someone in a chatroom told me it was fake and gave me the link to this site for proof of it. Mine said the girl is 3yrs old from Oshawa Ontario kidnapped by a men driving a recent model silver truck licence plate 72B-381. What kind of sick people do that s***, seriously. Some people really have no life and no care for nobody…..

July 24, 2009 at 6:50 pm
(422) Shana says:

They’ve made their way to Canada too, via Facebook status updates!

July 29, 2009 at 8:35 am
(423) Lilie says:

I just get this hoax in Belgium…

August 18, 2009 at 7:32 am
(424) Mike says:

One of my friends just posted this to his Facebook Profile today:
THIS IS AN AMBER ALERT IN OSHAWA – 3 YEAR OLD GIRL TAKEN BY MAN DRIVING NEWER SILVER TRUCK Ontario PLATE # 72B 381. If all of you reading my status would copy and paste this amber alert into your status, it could potentially save a little girl.

August 18, 2009 at 11:33 am
(425) Deanna says:

Yeah, I just found an “Oshawa version” posted on Facebook here in Hamilton, Ontario, and decided to look it up. So yes, I just notified my friend. Whoever creates these messages are sick! When someone does post something legitimate, no one will believe it, and it’s sad.

August 18, 2009 at 12:59 pm
(426) Johann says:

Yeah, got the same message via my FB account from a couple different sources. Still shows in Oshawa (yet I live in AZ). Here’s the lovely wall post I put back (along with a link to this site.

“”So yeah, check it out folks. Before you go and start posting random crap, check the sources. It seems the most recent fad, is to copy/paste an *Amber Alert* via various social networking sites (such as this one). I’ve got news for you, it’s a Hoax. Seems someone was bored, and decided to screw around. Visit the link I posted with this message. It’ll take you to an eerily similar *Amber Alert* from earlier in the year”"

People truley are somewhat sick, you know?

August 18, 2009 at 2:50 pm
(427) Les Stacey says:

yeah just got this one for Oshawa Ontario

August 18, 2009 at 4:10 pm
(428) m says:

Got it Aug 18, 09. in Ontario, Canada. City was changed to Oshawa, Ontario. same plate and silver truck.

August 18, 2009 at 5:23 pm
(429) Tory says:

Now its Ontario, Canada!

August 18, 2009 at 9:28 pm
(430) Jennifer Clarke says:

I live in small town newfoundland and the amber alert has hit many of my friends living in this same town. It has spread father then then U.S. It is now in canada and in the smaller communites like the one I live in. It is unfair for someone to post something as serious as a missing child and it be a hoax as there are many many amber alerts that need our attention and not getting the nessicary attention due to dweebs that have nothing better to do with thier lives then to see how far a small roumer can spread! GROW UP WHO EVER YOU ARE AND STOP THIS FOOLISHNESS!!!!!

August 19, 2009 at 12:58 am
(431) Lisa says:

I’m in Midland, ON and I just got it on Facebook. It said a 3 yr old taken from Oshawa.
What a sick joke……disgusting.

August 19, 2009 at 2:24 am
(432) kyla says:

I got it on facebook and I live in quebec, canada

August 19, 2009 at 10:07 am
(433) MIKEY_O says:

Just got this:

AMBER ALERT IN OSHAWA – 3 YEAR OLD GIRL TAKEN BY MAN DRIVING NEWER SILVER TRUCK Ontario PLATE # 72B 381.

August 19, 2009 at 10:26 am
(434) Barbara White says:

I got it, i live in Ontario, Canada. It’s sick how someone could spead this kinda stuff!!

August 19, 2009 at 2:32 pm
(435) fbfan says:

I just heard about this on Facebook, but it’s in Wisconsin this time: AMBER ALERT IN OSHAWA, WI- 3 YEAR OLD GIRL TAKEN BY MAN DRIVING NEWER SILVER TRUCK ONTARIO PLATE # 72B 381. IF ALL OF YOU READING MY STATUS WOULD COPY AND PASTE THIS AMBER ALERT INTO YOUR STATUS, IT COULD POTENTIALLY SAVE A GIRL’S LIFE!

August 19, 2009 at 4:18 pm
(436) john says:

i just got it today im in philly pa

August 19, 2009 at 5:55 pm
(437) Rob says:

AMBER ALERT IN OSHAWA, Florida – 3 YEAR OLD GIRL TAKEN BY MAN DRIVING NEWER SILVER TRUCK Ontario PLATE # 72B 381.

I am in West Palm Beach,FL

August 19, 2009 at 6:57 pm
(438) Greg says:

The hoax is still alive and well. Just saw this on a facebook status:

ATTN: AMBER ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AMBER ALERT IN OSHAWA – 3 YEAR OLD GIRL TAKEN BY MAN DRIVING NEWER SILVER TRUCK Ontario PLATE # 72B 381. If all of you reading my status would copy and paste this amber alert into your status, it could potentially save a little girl’s life.

August 19, 2009 at 8:17 pm
(439) Allie Watson says:

I got this over facebook in MN/WI

August 19, 2009 at 9:39 pm
(440) Jeff says:

I’m impressed when people find out that these Amber Alert messages aren’t correct they instantly assume there is some sinister mastermind sending out fake Amber Alerts.

It’s more likely that the original sender garbled a half-heard Amber Alert and then the updated version of “Telephone” came into play with endless copying-and-pasting of emails to the ends of the Earth.

Don’t assume malice when simple human error can explain things.

August 19, 2009 at 10:54 pm
(441) A. Jones says:

I just got it. I’m in the Florida Panhandle. My cousin who lives in south Florida got it too, which is how I got it. I wanted to find out the girls name so I Google’d it. Wound up here. I should have checked the source before re-posting. I fell bad now…

August 20, 2009 at 9:39 am
(442) SILK says:

go it here in philly, pa….

August 20, 2009 at 12:25 pm
(443) Kristina says:

I got it today in facebook, now claiming a three year old was abducted in Oshawa, Ontario.

August 20, 2009 at 2:53 pm
(444) Ed Angwin says:

The Same Fake alert is making rounds claiming it is a 3 year old from Oswha, NY and Oshawa, Wi.

This fake alert is now propogating through Facebook at an alarming Rate. All other info contained in the original (truck & plate No) are the same except claims to be an Ontario Plate.

August 21, 2009 at 11:47 am
(445) Lisa says:

AMBER ALERT IN OSHWA NY-3 YEAR OLD GIRL TAKEN BY A MAN DRIVING SILVER TRUCK Ontario PLATE # 728 381. If all of you reading my status would copy and paste into your status, it could potentially save a little girls life

Have also seen it as OSHWA FL

and it’s also floating around facebook!

August 21, 2009 at 9:29 pm
(446) Alex says:

I got it from a friends status update on facebook in canada..

August 22, 2009 at 1:19 am
(447) Nancy Guppy says:

This is what I received on facebook and asked to post… thankfully I googled it.

Amber Alert in Oshawa, WI- 3 year old girl taken by man driving newer silver truck Ontario Plate #72B 381. If all of you reading my status would copy and paste this Amber Alert into your status, it could potentially save a little girl and it could be yours.

August 24, 2009 at 2:56 pm
(448) Chrissie says:

I got the amber alert on my wall on facebook just a few minutes ago, before I post anything like that I check to see if it is a hoax and waaaalaaaaa hello hoax city. Anyway, here is what it has been tweaked to : Amber Alert In oshawa Florida 3 year old girl taken by a man driving a sliver truck tag # 72B381. If all of you reading my status would copy and paste this amber alert into your status, it could potentially save a little girl’s life.

August 26, 2009 at 8:01 pm
(449) Courtney says:

I just got it, googled the text i got and it brought me here and i live in tulsa, ok

August 26, 2009 at 9:24 pm
(450) Kira says:

i just got it in Kansas…. it say amber alert 3yr old girl taken by man driving a new silver truck oklahoma plate 72b-381. keep it going so they can find her….

August 28, 2009 at 4:19 pm
(451) Jenny says:

Just got it in Colorado Springs. Thought it was funny that they didnt mention the name of the missing girl. Then i couldnt find it on Amberalert.com. Seriously. Whoever started this is a turd.

August 29, 2009 at 7:19 pm
(452) asingh says:

we got it in bakersfield

August 30, 2009 at 7:43 pm
(453) Jeff says:

I receive 20 or more a day on tagged.com, and direct them all to snopes.com or here. (10,000 friends) and even after posting this as fake, I continue to get several a day

September 8, 2009 at 11:13 pm
(454) Dee says:

This reached sacramento california!i got it today in a text and wanted to check it out on google. same info but the girl was 3.

September 9, 2009 at 12:30 am
(455) Ray Ray says:

I received this hoax text a few times. I was in Idaho in June and got it from Boise…I spent half my vacation keeping an eye out for the truck.. Then again from somewhere in Washington in July…Then today it was Stockton.. Thankfully the similarities were to much. Im glad I looked up the license plate before I sent it out to everyone I know! Whoever started this needs to get Jail Time! Whats gonna happen if this does occur, no one is going to beleive it…the poor child that gets hurt because of a horrible hoax!

September 10, 2009 at 12:03 pm
(456) KJohn says:

It’s spreading again on Facebook now. :(

September 10, 2009 at 5:41 pm
(457) Adrienne says:

You can get *legit* local and national Amber Alerts delivered to your iPhone with Code Mobile. http://bit.ly/YPejz

September 10, 2009 at 7:20 pm
(458) Felicia says:

Got it on Facebook 9/10/09

September 10, 2009 at 7:59 pm
(459) Ted says:

I got it today (9/10) via Facebook. What the hell is wrong with people?

September 10, 2009 at 8:00 pm
(460) Susan says:

I hope the people who find this very funny and entertaining to do get one of each and every STD known to man. From their mothers. No wait, their Grandmothers.

September 11, 2009 at 3:28 am
(461) Jim says:

It’s amazing in this age of the internet how easy it is to broadcast and then perpetuate a lie. Several peole have commented on how fast this sick joke spread. There’s a great quote from a character in Terry Pratchett’s book, The Truth (ironic, isn’t it?) where the main character says “A lie can run around the world before the truth even gets its boots on.” I think the quote applies here.

September 11, 2009 at 11:07 am
(462) Bonnie says:

This is going around again just now saying Stockton, IL.. the child is 3 yrs old.. the truck and plate are the exact same.. wow.. this needs to stop.. i was really upset when i received the text to my phone on this. this is not something that should me made up and is a very serious topic

September 15, 2009 at 5:35 am
(463) George says:

It must have started again, this time the guy is from New York and the girl is 3 yrs old. Did a google search for “amber alert 3 year old girl” to find out it was a hoax.

September 15, 2009 at 9:15 am
(464) aisha says:

i just got it in pittsburgh pa, this is crazy children get abducted everyday, its not a joke nor is it funny!!

September 15, 2009 at 5:18 pm
(465) Heidi says:

I just got this message and sent it to tons of people. man do I feel dumb.
Monroe County Georgia

September 15, 2009 at 10:53 pm
(466) Amber says:

we just recieved this in monroe county ohio this is just sick sick minded people amber alert is not for games grow up

September 16, 2009 at 1:13 pm
(467) Troy Dawes says:

weather it’s fake or not I treat it like it is real. Yes there are sick people out here. always has been always will be. However dont ever get to the point where you see a amber alert and think well thats probaly fake.

September 16, 2009 at 3:34 pm
(468) msp says:

It hit Bloomington, IN today.

September 16, 2009 at 3:36 pm
(469) msp says:

Bloomington is in Monroe County, IN. Seems to be a theme.

September 16, 2009 at 7:02 pm
(470) cpr says:

making rounds again in ohio, hit zanesville

September 16, 2009 at 9:55 pm
(471) Krista says:

Just got it in Milwaukee, Wisconsin – this time says it is Monroe County, WI
I checked the Amber Alert website and then googled the plate to see if it was a hoax.

September 16, 2009 at 10:20 pm
(472) Tee says:

Twice today in Sparta, WI which is in Monroe county…so F***ing sad that people turn something this serious into something that you have to double check!

September 17, 2009 at 1:53 pm
(473) rb says:

on my cell from 18457641451…3yr old,herkimer ny, silver yukon ny plates 72b381 still going around.

September 18, 2009 at 2:58 pm
(474) js says:

Its fake in monroe county ny same text but says monroe county same plate

September 18, 2009 at 4:04 pm
(475) Terra says:

got this by text…my cousin from ky sent it to me today..

thanks for stay on top of these hoax

September 18, 2009 at 8:16 pm
(476) SawyersDad says:

Monroe County, NY. Oh America, how I wish you would take a minute to use what few critical thinking skills you were able to escape your gutted public education with and verify facts using multiple sources before passing them on to others. Talk about a teachable moment; this is why Glenn Beck made over $20 million last year and why the twin dystopian spectacles of our media and political system are a joke, or would be if what they portended wasn’t so heartbreakingly grim. Thanks for the reminder :(

September 20, 2009 at 11:43 pm
(477) pawlowski says:

rcv’d this amber alert via text 9/19/2009 in buffalo, ny. why would any one send out a fake amber alert???? people are sick!!!!

September 21, 2009 at 11:48 pm
(478) Katete says:

I live in Las Vegas and just received this same message, but for a 3 yr old girl and NY licsence plates.

September 22, 2009 at 10:17 am
(479) Sheree says:

I just received this same text stating that it is a 3 yr old girl that was taken. this is now in St. Louis MO.

September 25, 2009 at 5:55 am
(480) Antonio Sao Palo says:

I just got the text as well.-Spain

September 25, 2009 at 12:30 pm
(481) TucsonDude says:

Just got this today from a friend who got it from a friend that subscribes to Amber Alerts. Here in Tucson, AZ. Sad….

September 27, 2009 at 1:04 am
(482) Angea says:

I received this text 2 days ago in Santa Rosa ca.. Who ever started this is pretty sick..

October 2, 2009 at 5:35 pm
(483) amanda says:

i got it i live around the cleveland ohio area..i get several as a matter a fact all the time..sick to know people do this!

October 4, 2009 at 10:26 pm
(484) Katie says:

I got it today as a text message. I looked it up and then made the person who forwarded it to me aware that it was fake. I live in Virginia.

October 6, 2009 at 1:28 pm
(485) Tim says:

It’s making the rounds in Ontario Canada now, via facebook. Same lic. number, but Ontario plates, silver truck.

October 7, 2009 at 10:34 am
(486) Pam Dawson says:

Just noticed this hoax for the millionth time, I live in Belle River, Ontario and this is the story here… AMBER ALERT IN OSHAWA, ONTARIO>>>3 year old girl TAKEN BY MAN DRIVING NEWER SILVER TRUCK. ONTARIO PLATES 72B 381. If all of you reading my status would you copy and Paste… this Amber Alert in…to your status .It could potentially save a little girl’s life… PASS THIS ALONG. I wish people would just grow up!! Unfortunately there could really be a child in need and everybody is distracted with this crap!

October 7, 2009 at 8:31 pm
(487) Heather says:

CODE AMBER ALERT IN OSHAWA,ONTARIO: 3 year old girl taken by man driving a newer silver truck – Ontario Plate # 72B 381. If all of you reading my status would copy and paste this amber alert into your status, it could potentially save a little girl’s life..

This is going around in Ontario, Canada right now!!

October 7, 2009 at 8:51 pm
(488) Checkitout says:

Just saw this on Facebook, apparently it’s reached Florida… it says:
ATTN: AMBER ALERT IN OSHAWA, FLORIDA- 3 YEAR OLD GIRL TAKEN BY MAN DRIVING NEWER SILVER TRUCK Ontario Plate # 72B 381. If all of you reading my status would copy and paste this amber alert into your status, it could potentially save a little girl’s life. pass it on

October 7, 2009 at 10:31 pm
(489) js says:

just got this on facebook:
AMBER ALLERT!!!!! 3 year old girl takin by a man driving a new silver truck NJ plate 72B381 KEEP IT GOING SO THEY CAN FIND HER FAST!!!

October 9, 2009 at 10:40 am
(490) shauna says:

Just got a new one today on facebook…

Hey Toronto Friends: AMBER ALERT IN OSHAWA, ONTARIO>>>3 year old girl TAKEN BY MAN DRIVING NEWER SILVER TRUCK. ONTARIO PLATES 72B 381. If all of you reading my status can please Copy and Paste this Amber Alert into your status .It could potentially save a little girl’s life…

October 9, 2009 at 2:53 pm
(491) kenzie says:

just got the same facebook one lol this is annoying.
There are no current amber alerts :/

October 12, 2009 at 8:30 pm
(492) Carrie says:

new one started in IL…just got it…(text msg)
AMBER ALERT 3yr old boy taken from anthem park by man driving a 2006 mitsubishi eclipse plate #98B351. KEEP IT GOING! YOU’D DO IT IF IT WAS (end of msg)
7 changed to 9 in license plate # there are no amber alerts right now

October 13, 2009 at 4:39 pm
(493) Krystle says:

Alert 3 yr old boy taken by man in Rochester driving A 2006 Mitsubishi eclipse plate
#98b351. keep it going !
I just go this one 10-13-2009

October 14, 2009 at 2:12 pm
(494) Jessica says:

AMBER ALERT IN OSHAWA, FLORIDA – 3 YEAR OLD GIRL TAKEN BY MAN DRIVING NEWER SILVER TRUCK Ontario Plate # 72B 381.

a friend of mine just posted this on facebook. as soon as i seen the plate number i remembered it from a text i had got a couple months ago.. same plate number just a different location. this is so wrong! what happens when this happens for real?! some poor innocent little child is going to suffer because people are going to think it’s just another hoax! makes me sick to my stomach

October 14, 2009 at 3:45 pm
(495) DK says:

Believe it or not, I just got it in Austria! hahaha!! holy tomales! I’m so glad I checked!

October 14, 2009 at 7:29 pm
(496) Marty says:

Just received it on facebook from Quebec, Canada, and now the alert is in french and the little girl is in Ontario ! Duh!

October 14, 2009 at 8:33 pm
(497) s says:

Received a similar amber alert : Oct 14/09….Toronto ONTARIO Canada

October 14, 2009 at 9:50 pm
(498) bxl says:

this one on facebook today:

AMBER ALERT… 3 year old BOY taken in ROCHESTER, IN by a man driving a MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE plate number 98B351… Please put this as your status so it moves all across face book. YOU WOULD IF IT WAS YOUR CHILD!!!!

October 15, 2009 at 6:47 am
(499) Melanie says:

I got this in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. As if people wouldn’t go online to check the validity of it. With such little info, how can anyone think this is real? The text I got said seven year old girl, make and year of car and no lisc. plate. I’m embarassed for my friends.

October 15, 2009 at 7:35 pm
(500) robyn says:

Just got it here in Alberta, Canada too. From BC with the 7 changed to a 9.
Seriously, what can anyone gain form starting things like this?!?! Idiots!

October 21, 2009 at 3:20 pm
(501) Stéphane says:

I am french and I just have it on facebook! It is said that the truck come from ontario!
This is f-ing stupid i did transmit it to my friends and then i search something on google about it and i found this website!!!

October 22, 2009 at 9:49 am
(502) JohnnyB says:

This fake alert has been translated to french and is now circulating in Quebec… even though it’s not a valid plate number here *sigh

October 22, 2009 at 10:12 pm
(503) Grenitou says:

Actually, they have read your comment JohnnyB ’cause the plate number just changed and now happen to be a valid Quebec plate number (645 ZZT).

October 22, 2009 at 10:18 pm
(504) kekun says:

same here in beauport/quebec

October 22, 2009 at 11:04 pm
(505) François says:

Faut pas toujours croire ce qu’il y a sur internet.

October 26, 2009 at 11:17 pm
(506) Dee says:

got it in oregon. i googled it and came here.

October 27, 2009 at 2:33 am
(507) Oregon prepaid says:

Yeah I just got it in Oregon too on a pre paid cell. What the hell kind of low life scum would joke about something like this?

October 27, 2009 at 9:14 pm
(508) Véronique says:

Je l’ai reçue aussi par Facebook… je suis à Montréal.

une petite FILLE de 3 ANS a été ENLEVÉE par un homme conduisant un camion gris plaqué Québec 72B 381. copiez et collez dans votre facebook ça pourrait sauver la petite fille. Cet enlèvement est récent!(faite le ça prend 3 secondes et ça tue personne..ça peux juste sauver une vie)

October 29, 2009 at 9:38 am
(509) Stephanie says:

Madison, WI 11 Oct 09: “AMBER ALERT 3 year old boy taken by a man in Rochester, MN driving a 2006 mitsubishi eclipse plate # 98B351. KEEP IT GOING U WOULD DO IT IF IT WAS YOUR Kid”

October 29, 2009 at 8:25 pm
(510) jennifer says:

wow. i got this to and i live in portland

October 30, 2009 at 10:34 am
(511) cyndie eykamp says:

AS FAST AS THE AMBER ALERT TRAVELS IT COULD SAVE A LITTLE CHILDS LIFE. BUT WHEN IT’S BOGAS THEN IT’S CRYING WOLF A HORRIBLE JOKE EXPECIALLY FOR THE LITTLE CHILD WHO REALLY IS MISSING AND NO ONE PASSES IT ON. I HOPE WHO EVER DID IT WILL REALIZE HOW IMPORTANT TIME IS WHEN YOUVE LOST A CHILD. THANKS

November 2, 2009 at 7:31 pm
(512) random says:

I live in florida and I got it jsut now, I was curious about where the boy was, and this was the first hit i got, This is ridiculous, because over a week ago there was a real Amber alert for 7 year old Somer Thompson down here in florida till they found her murdered; See, soon if these hoax ones keep going around noone will believe them, and future people and families like somer thompsons will not have support, cause noone will believe them..

November 5, 2009 at 2:39 pm
(513) jake says:

3 year old boy taken by a man driving an 06 Mits Eclipse in Wilmington. Plate # 98B351.

November 5, 2009 at 3:52 pm
(514) laura says:

i got it today 11/5/09
says same thing except dundalk, maryland (where I live)

November 9, 2009 at 3:24 pm
(515) Charlotte says:

Have received several variations here in Louisiana. I am registered at amberalerts. com and receive the real ones so I do spot the fakes right off. For starters they never request that they be passed along..

December 7, 2009 at 9:05 pm
(516) Margarita says:

I just got a text SOOO similar, except the man is supposidly from New Mexico!!! if this is a hoax, I’m always wasting my time being “nice”!!!

December 8, 2009 at 6:32 pm
(517) Pete says:

I got this today in NM, same message as previous post. Everyone I know has been freaking out about it – esp since twice this week people tried snatching girls from their elementary school. Grrr…

December 8, 2009 at 7:27 pm
(518) Mary says:

I got the NM one also today. Sent a reply to the sender indicating it was a hoax. That is just wrong :(

January 8, 2010 at 10:26 pm
(519) Tracey says:

I got it from my aunt in GA. It said the following:

REPOST URGENT—- Amber alert!! 3 yr old boy taken by man in Rochester MN driving 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse.. Plate # 98B351.. Repost if you wish.. You know you would keep it going if it was someone you knew “Seriously!!! I expect to see this repeated on this page many times….a child is in danger!!!!!!!!!!!!!

January 9, 2010 at 12:14 pm
(520) Tammy says:

1/9/10 I got this one today , can’t find it on the amber alert …..is it true?
3 yr old boy taken by man in Rochester MN driving 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse.. Plate # 98B351

January 9, 2010 at 6:46 pm
(521) Jodie says:

got the same Alert on a web site.. **AMBER ALERT** 3yr old boy taken by a man in Rochester MN driving 06 Mitsubishi Eclipse Plate # 98B351 PLEASE REPOST!!!!

I live by Rochester so IS IT TRUE OR NOT?

January 9, 2010 at 8:22 pm
(522) Claire says:

Sick sick sick .. how could they start this as a joke. God help them If they ever found out what it was really like to lose a child.

January 10, 2010 at 7:41 pm
(523) GB says:

Yeah I got it on FaceBook and text message in Virginia

January 10, 2010 at 7:47 pm
(524) Gloria says:

What bothers me is what if someone started this to hide a true abduction hoping no one would believe it. That really bothers me.

January 12, 2010 at 11:16 am
(525) anna says:

I got it in MO.

January 12, 2010 at 6:07 pm
(526) Lisa says:

Yeah I live in MO and just got it…this is so sad. Who would start something this stupid? You know whats sad is that I actually felt the need to look this up before I sent it along. Now I am glad I did.

January 17, 2010 at 8:05 pm
(527) Ashley says:

im from Rhode island and i got the message too saying “AMBER ALERT!!! STOP PLAYING FOR A MINUTE.. COPY AND REPOST!!!! 3 yr old boy taken by man in Rochester MN driving 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse.. Plate # 98B351.. Repost if you wish.. You know you would keep it going if it was someone you knew. Seriously!!! I expect to see this repeated on this page many… times a child is in danger” i dont understand how people think its funny and send a fake message about something tooo important

January 25, 2010 at 2:41 pm
(528) jeeFAB says:

i got it Québec, Canada

January 25, 2010 at 9:12 pm
(529) GuiPack says:

homme conduisant un camion gris plaqué Québec 72B 381.copiez et coller dans votre facebook ca pourrait sauver la petite fille .Cet enlevement est récent!(faite le ca prend 3 seconde et ca tue personne…
C’est rendu en francais au quebec

January 27, 2010 at 4:25 am
(530) suzie says:

I got it by facebook in paris, France! not really the same text it says that a 3 years old was kidnapped by a grey car with the same car ID

January 27, 2010 at 12:33 pm
(531) Kab says:

Just received it on Facebook… in QUEBEC (Canada)… get it over with people!

January 29, 2010 at 11:26 am
(532) Sam says:

I got it in Ottawa, Ontario this morning, as follows. I also googled the vehicle tag to ensure it was a real alert. You know what? Sometimes I miss the good old days of no computers, cell phones….just good ol’ fashioned rotary phones.

A little girl, 3 years old was picked up by a man driving a grey car , liscense plate was plated Quebec 72B 381. Copy and paste this as your status. It could save that little girl. This kidnapping is recent ! So do it , 3 seconds won’t kill you. Spread the word ! ♥

January 29, 2010 at 11:53 am
(533) Nathalie says:

Hey !!! It is arrived in France !!! It says that a little girl was kidnapped at Saintes (in France) by a Canadian truck… It’s on facebook…!

“ALERTE ! ! ! ! Une petite fille de 3 ans a été enlevée à saintes par un homme conduisant un camion gris plaque Québec 72B 381.Copier/Coller dans votre facebook ça pourrait sauver la petite fille. Cet enlèvement est récent!!!(fait le ça prend 3 secondes et ça ne tue personne…) Faites CIRCULER”

February 1, 2010 at 8:13 am
(534) m says:

It is so sad when some stupid person leves messages live this as if it did happen for real who would paste it as they would feel is it true or not.

February 1, 2010 at 5:39 pm
(535) em says:

hi its arrived in england saying taken from rock ferry (wirral) near liverpool !! message says
LAST NIGHT THERE WAS A POLISH MAN DRIVING ROUND ROCK FERRY AREA TRYING TO PICK UP KIDS IN HIS CAR, THE POLICE WERE CALLED AND R LOOKING OUT FOR HIM, HE WAS DRIVING A SILVER TOYOTA YARIS WITH NUMBER PLATE BEGINNIN(Y604) please keep an eye out and ring 999 if u se………e him, THIS MAN WAS NOT FAZED THAT ADULTS WERE WATCHING HIM
i read it on facebook from one of my friends but one of her friends asked if she was sure an asked if she had copied it from sum1 elses status ! an gave th link for here , i am completly disgusted sum1 would do this ! as if there isnt enough bad in ths world without makin sum up for god sake !

February 1, 2010 at 10:57 pm
(536) anon says:

New Brunswick, Canada

“A little girl, 3 years old was picked up by a man driving a grey car , liscense plate was plated Quebec 72B 381. Copy and paste this as your status. It could save that little girl. This kidnapping is recent ! So do it , 3 seconds won’t kill you. Spread the word”

February 2, 2010 at 11:37 am
(537) Dawn says:

Got this one twice today in Saskatchewan, Canada through facebook.

“3yr old girl in VICTORIA BC was picked up by a man in a grey car, license plate Quebec 72B 281 copy & paste this right away! it could mean life or death”

February 2, 2010 at 11:38 am
(538) Lyss says:

I just got it via Facebook! It read: a little girl, 3 years old was picked up by a man driving a grey car, license plated Quebec 72B 381. Copy and paste this as your status,it could save that little girl. This kidnapping is recent! So do it, 3 seconds won’t kill you. Spread the word!
Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Tuesday,February 2nd, 2010!

February 2, 2010 at 12:01 pm
(539) laura says:

I saw the same as someones status on facebook that it was a 3 yr old girl with a man driving a grey car with quebec plates, im in ontario.. so sad that people would do a prank like this.. a missing child is no joke.. :(

February 2, 2010 at 12:53 pm
(540) Fates says:

got it via facebook saying it happend in victora BC , this is a sad sad hoax

February 2, 2010 at 2:52 pm
(541) Stacey says:

I just got it on FACEBOOK

February 2, 2010 at 2:54 pm
(542) Stacey says:

I just got it on FACEBOOK. This is what is says:

Elisa Desjardins AMBER ALERT!!!! in Edmonton – A little girl, 3 years old was picked up by a man driving a grey car, license was plated Quebec 72B 381. Copy and paste this as your status. It could save that little girl. This kidnapping is recent! So do it, 3 seconds won’t kill you. Spread the word!

It’s spreading into Alberta now too!! This is absolutly disgusting, what if a child really was missing?

February 2, 2010 at 4:20 pm
(543) Karen says:

I just got it via Facebook too. I live outside of Edmonton, and I got it from B.C.

February 2, 2010 at 4:28 pm
(544) Ashleigh says:

Just saw this message in someone’s facebook status. In Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The person that posted it got seriously pi$$ed off because I told her it wasn’t real

February 2, 2010 at 4:40 pm
(545) Candace says:

Wow I can’t belive how sick ppl can be! They really need to grow up!

February 2, 2010 at 4:48 pm
(546) kate says:

Just appeared in calgary, alberta. Totally sucks and detracts from real amber alerts!

February 2, 2010 at 5:10 pm
(547) Wanda says:

I just got it in NS, Canada…

February 2, 2010 at 5:10 pm
(548) Jen says:

this is sick that someone would do this.. I just got this except it was changed to VIDTORIA BC

February 2, 2010 at 5:58 pm
(549) Drea says:

I just saw it in Canada too. Changed to Victoria.
Also, Canadian License plates don’t read like that.

February 2, 2010 at 6:02 pm
(550) Evangeline says:

This is so sad, cause people are right, this will make you question the next amber alert. This was mine:
“A little girl, 3 yrs old was picked up by a man driving a grey car, license plate Quebec 72B 281. Copy & paste this as your status. This is a recent kidnapping. Spread the word – 3 secs won’t kill you. This happened in Victoria”

February 2, 2010 at 8:15 pm
(551) wondering says:

I live in Victoria and I got the exact same message, only now the city was listed as Edmonton.

February 2, 2010 at 8:17 pm
(552) amazon says:

got it in ontario… claiming it happened in Edmonton, AB

February 2, 2010 at 8:40 pm
(553) B says:

I just saw this on Facebook….supposedly a 3 yr old girl in Edmonton, AB, Canada was taken. licence plate the same #

February 2, 2010 at 9:16 pm
(554) Crys says:

This has been spread again-”AMBER ALERT!!!! in Edmonton – A little girl, 3 years old was picked up by a man driving a grey car, license was plated Quebec 72B 381. Copy and paste this as your status. It could save that little girl. This kidnapping is recent! So do it, 3 seconds won’t kill you. Spread the wordk in Canada ” Again FALSE

February 2, 2010 at 11:01 pm
(555) Jamie says:

Got it on facebook in calgary alberta

February 2, 2010 at 11:23 pm
(556) dru lopez says:

AMBER ALERT!!!! in Edmonton – A little girl, 3 years old was picked up by a man driving a grey car, license was plated Quebec 72B 381. Copy and paste this as your status. It could save that little girl. This kidnapping is recent! So do it, 3 seconds won’t kill you. Spread the word.

got it in the philippines through facebook

February 2, 2010 at 11:23 pm
(557) NOOBSAUCE says:

just got it in winnipeg manitoba !

February 2, 2010 at 11:26 pm
(558) s says:

Edmonton – A little girl, 3 years old was picked up by a man driving a grey car, license was plated Quebec 72B 381. Copy and paste this as your status. It could save that little girl. This kidnapping is recent! So do it, 3 seconds won’t kill you.

February 3, 2010 at 12:23 am
(559) justme says:

just saw this as a status on facebook…” AMBER ALERT!!!! in Edmonton – A little girl, 3 years old was picked up by a man driving a grey car, license was plated Quebec 72B 381. Copy and paste this as your status. It could save that little girl. This kidnapping is recent! So do it, 3 seconds won’t kill you. Spread the word!”

Wish people would check these things out before they post it !! This is the reason why peiple dont take is seriously when its a REAL Amber alert!

February 3, 2010 at 7:59 am
(560) Marc says:

The Amber alert people should team up w Facebook to have an actual amber alert message that appears on all facebook members pages. Why not use this networking tool to its fullest instead of becoming a fan of dumb things or joining groups that serve no purpose.

February 3, 2010 at 11:56 am
(561) DeltaNorth says:

Ya i received it too and i’m in Edmonton. crazy scary.

February 3, 2010 at 6:15 pm
(562) k-mac says:

ours said it was a 3 year old from Edmonton. My first thought how could that even happen in winter

February 3, 2010 at 7:03 pm
(563) rebecca says:

there is one going around saying a 3 year old girl was takin in edmonton alberta now. why would someone fake something like this ?

February 3, 2010 at 9:59 pm
(564) glenda says:

I got it from B.C. ,I am in N.S. .This is not funny @all .

February 5, 2010 at 4:11 pm
(565) SA says:

I’m from Manitoba and It’s on people’s status’s on facebook. i saw it on a girl’s status and posted it as my own then someone commented on it saying it was a scam. we have enough amber alerts as it is, we don’t need any fake ones. i wonder who makes these things up.

February 8, 2010 at 12:33 pm
(566) Xavier says:

I live in England, and just got the same message on Facebook from France!
Not really funny!

February 8, 2010 at 5:12 pm
(567) Loic says:

Now this hoax has comming in French XD

February 10, 2010 at 1:14 pm
(568) Kelley Gavelin says:

I know when a false amber alert went out about my husband and me , it was the most lost feeling in the world. This was over a custody issue the kids had been taken out of the mothers home due to sexual abuse and this is how the mother reacted. Our pictures were plastered everywhere and the police did nothing. At least this is getting out that it is false people really need to get a life… cause I know alot of people who will never look at an amber alert again because of what has happened,

March 2, 2010 at 12:39 am
(569) Celstine says:

yeah I got one of of MYB that was: COPY AND REPOST! 3 yr old boy taken by man in Rochester MN driving 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse. Plate # 98B351. Repost NOW!

March 10, 2010 at 11:19 pm
(570) Bob says:

She’s movin’ thru Missouri tonite too!

March 25, 2010 at 10:59 am
(571) Jamie says:

Someone posted this today on facebook it says :

3 YR OLD BOY TAKEN BY MAN IN ROCHESTER MI DRIVING 2006 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE. PLATE #98B351

i live in Minnesota, there’s a rochester MN but i’m pretty sure theres no Rochester, Michigan

These people really need to grow up, whoever started this has obviously NEVER HEARD OF THE CHILD WHO CRIED WOLF!!!

March 25, 2010 at 6:37 pm
(572) dan says:

oh there is one but the alert is fake I checked the amber alert page,these people need to be hunted down and prosecuted.

April 14, 2010 at 4:19 pm
(573) J. says:

Nice to see this is still alive (insert sarcasm here!!). Yes, this dumb, cruel hoax is still circulating, on Facebook now, and in Canada!!

AMBER ALERT!!!! in Edmonton – A little girl, 3 years old was picked up by a man driving a grey car, license was plated Quebec 72B 381. Copy and paste this as your status. It could save that little girl. This kidnapping is recent! So do it, 3 seconds won’t kill you. Spread the word
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April 14, 2010 at 7:51 pm
(574) S says:

Its all over facebook that this girl from edmonton is missing. Check the online news befor eyou post Amber Alerts. Generally if there are any Amber Alerts, they hit the news online and otherwise before anything else. That would be the smart thing to do before you keep the “virus” going…
And yes, the person(s) responsible for abusing the Amber Alert system should be hunted down by the authorities….

April 15, 2010 at 1:14 am
(575) Adam T says:

ya its not spreading on Facebook in people’s status

apr 15 2010

i also got the text message in Jan

im from Ontario/Canada

see how word spreads

what if it was just 1 person…holding a grudge against someone with those plates…trying to make there life a living hell…lol i hate people and there stupidness…

love for the family’s that have lost

April 15, 2010 at 12:14 pm
(576) tammy edwards says:

we have been getting it in bc and alberta and i says the following:
AMBER ALERT!!!! in Edmonton – A little girl, 3 years old was picked up by a man driving a grey car, license was plated Quebec 72B 381. Copy and paste this as your status. It could save that little girl. This kidnapping is recent! So do it, 3 seconds won’t kill you. Spread the word!!

April 15, 2010 at 12:19 pm
(577) tammy says:

i got and im in penticton

AMBER ALERT!!!! in Edmonton – A little girl, 3 years old was picked up by a man driving a grey car, license was plated Quebec 72B 381. Copy and paste this as your status. It could save that little girl. This kidnapping is recent! So do it, 3 seconds won’t kill you. Spread the word!!

April 15, 2010 at 1:09 pm
(578) Taylor says:

this message has now hit on facebook…..won’t be long now when everyone will have it.

April 15, 2010 at 2:20 pm
(579) Nancy says:

got it today on Facebook….here from St. John’s, Newfoundland.

April 15, 2010 at 2:28 pm
(580) Kate says:

Just got it from someone’s status in Maine. I go to school in South Carolina, so I don’t know how much spreading it did in the five minutes it took for me to google to see if it was legit or not.

AMBER ALERT!!!! In Edmonton, Maine, a three year old little girl was picked up by a man driving a gray car, Quebec license plate with the numbers 728 381. This kidnapping is recent!! Copy and paste this to your status; you could potentially be saving her life.

April 15, 2010 at 3:34 pm
(581) Lisa says:

I got it today for Surrey, BC in Canada. 5 year old boy.

April 15, 2010 at 4:07 pm
(582) eric says:

Same. got it from somone in Surrey. Some people are so dumb.

April 15, 2010 at 4:40 pm
(583) Josée says:

Someone post this to my facebook :

AMBERT ALERT!!!! in Edmonton, ME-A little girl, 3 years old was picked up by a man driving a grey car, licence was plated Quebec 728 381. Copy and paste this to your status. It could save that little girl. This kidnapping is recent! So do it, 3 seconds won’t kill you. Spread the word!

April 15, 2010 at 7:57 pm
(584) trish says:

Got the one today the was 5 year old from Surrey. Grey car with Washington plates.

April 15, 2010 at 8:30 pm
(585) Amanda says:

Even if it is fake, then why not just pass it on….the next one could be real!

April 15, 2010 at 9:50 pm
(586) Annik says:

Got the same one as Josée… I think it is so stupid to do that! When false alarms are spread around, it kills credibility for real cases… How dumb can people be?

April 15, 2010 at 10:17 pm
(587) Rhodes... says:

I got it in Cambridge Ontario and it’s also going around Sault Ste Marie Ontario

April 15, 2010 at 10:40 pm
(588) Cre8iv D says:

New message circulting on facebook reads as follow:

AMBER ALERT!!! In edminton ME a little girl 3 years old was picked up by a man driving a grey Car, license plate Quebec 728 381. Copy and paste this to your status! It could save a little girl! This kidnapping is recent so DO IT!!3 seconds won’t kill you!

April 15, 2010 at 10:44 pm
(589) Cre8iv D says:

And we dont pass around fake Amber Alerts is because of the old story about the boy who cried wolf! Plus it bogs down the police agency when people are calling in to either report or ask questions about this fake report and takes away time from the real ones!

April 15, 2010 at 10:49 pm
(590) allaidan says:

Looks like this is circulating once more but on facebook with a Canadian city.

“AMBER ALERT!!!! in Edmonton – A little girl, 3 years old was picked up by a man driving a grey car, license was plated Quebec 72B 381. Copy and paste this as your status. It could save that little girl. This kidnapping is recent! So do it, 3 seconds won’t kill you. Spread the word!!”

April 16, 2010 at 2:08 am
(591) Maygen says:

Couple friends of mine in Surrey had this is their facebook status too:

AMBER ALERT!!!! in Surrey – A little Boy, 5 years old was picked up by a man driving a grey car, license was plated washington 72B 381. Copy and paste this as your status. It could save that little boy. This kidnapping is recent! So do it, 3 seconds won’t kill you.

April 16, 2010 at 5:21 pm
(592) Stephen Watkins says:

Media Focuses MORE on Hoaxes then REAL Missing Children! Shame on those who are abusing the AMBER ALERT system.

So Sad that this Hoax is getting MORE media attention then for those who are desperately searching for their missing children! Please help FIND ALEXANDER & CHRISTOPHER WATKINS. Abducted from Canada into the USA then Europe on March 6, 2009. These boys are STILL missing and possibly in the country of Poland, Germany or Austria. More info and videos can be found here: www Watkins-Missing-Children com.

April 16, 2010 at 10:40 pm
(593) Catherine P says:

this one with the quebec license plate is going around facebook again… now its in edmonton, me… just fyi

“in Edmonton, ME – A little girl, 3 years old was picked up by a man driving a grey car, license was plated Quebec 728 381. Copy and paste this to your status. It could save that little girl. This kidnapping is recent! So do it, 3 seconds won’t kill you. Spread the word!!!!! I hope everyone on my friends… list does this!!!! What if this was your child?”

April 16, 2010 at 11:19 pm
(594) Kelly says:

It hit the Biker community on bikerornot.com a social site like facebook only for bikers!

April 17, 2010 at 8:32 am
(595) Carolyn says:

Saw one today re: Quebec license plate. Who starts this stuff and why???

April 17, 2010 at 12:29 pm
(596) Elizabeth says:

I am in Edmonton Alberta, and I have friends all over this continent that are getting this over and over again, including myself, since Thursday April 15, 2010.

April 17, 2010 at 7:43 pm
(597) Jessica says:

I just got the same message on Facebook too, and then someone sent a message out that its a hoax…thats truly sick…they could use their spare time to help out a real missing child instead!

April 17, 2010 at 10:55 pm
(598) R says:

I just seen this on a facebook statues. I wish people would use 3 minutes of their time to google the plate number before they post it on facebook.
REAL amber alerts should spread this fast.

April 18, 2010 at 12:17 pm
(599) c says:

got it also. massachusetts someone needs a life

April 18, 2010 at 2:20 pm
(600) Shelby Griffin says:

I can’t believe someone would do any of this. I don’t know if it was just for attention, but if it was, that is the most despicable way to get it. Using a child in any way possible is completely wrong and immoral.

April 18, 2010 at 2:34 pm
(601) Beth Burke says:

got it in Lindsay ON. Checked before sending it on.
Why do people do this? When it is real, people won’t believe it.

April 18, 2010 at 10:01 pm
(602) Bill G. says:

the variation I just saw changed the “B” to an “8″ in the license plate number.

April 19, 2010 at 10:36 pm
(603) ashley says:

ok i got one of the messages that was sent for the amber alert! I am from Midland Ontario canada!

and personally I think it was a great idea to send amber alerts for status because it gose around fast that way!

but i really don’t like the fact that they arn’t real!!!
this is going to end up like the little boy that cried wolf and we won’t beleave it because of these messages r real!!!

April 20, 2010 at 2:06 am
(604) ShadZ says:

I just got this on Facebook:

AMBER ALERT!!!! in Edmonton, ME – A little girl, 3 years old was picked up by a man driving a grey car, license was plated Quebec 728 381. Copy and paste this to your status. It could save that little girl. This kidnapping is recent! So do it, 3 seconds won’t kill you. Spread the word!!!!! I hope

April 20, 2010 at 3:58 pm
(605) debie says:

i have a LOT of facebook friends (mostly gaming friends) ive started deleting the idiots who spread these rumors. ive tried for years to nicely correct them, but apparently they are so stupid they believe anything they see written- except the truth.

deleted 5 today who put this same message as their status.

April 20, 2010 at 4:31 pm
(606) babel92 says:

Hello, i’m a french blogger and i wrote about this hoax in january or february. Since a few days, my blog statistics are exploding as I’ve never seen it before. That’s essentially people from Quebec who look for information about this hoax. hope you understand me because my english is note very good

April 21, 2010 at 12:22 am
(607) ally says:

omg i live in campbell river B.C and got this stupid thing on facebook well no duh i deleted it im 12 and even i know that that thing was crap considering ive seen 6 defferent versions on facebook lol (laugh out loud)

April 21, 2010 at 8:57 pm
(608) SalemDC says:

Bologna. There’s one in Edmonton, ME about it too… I would verify with the state before I spread it.

April 21, 2010 at 11:32 pm
(609) Corina Jane says:

THAT IS SAD. THERE ARE MISSING CHILDREN OUT THERE AND SOMEONE MAKES A JOKE OUT OF THIS. !

April 22, 2010 at 1:07 am
(610) Karen says:

whats dumb is the one from ME is going on my friends facebook stats and we are all in VA, neither one live in ME, or even close other than me, who lives in NH and no one is NH has this up

April 22, 2010 at 7:17 pm
(611) YVETTE says:

THIS IS SO UPSETTING THAT SOMEONE WOULD DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS, REALLY WHAT IS THE POINT, TO SEE HOW FAST YOU CAN MAKE SOMETHING SPRED ON THE INTERNET?! REALLY??!! COME ON, THIS IS A SERIOUS SUBECT THAT SHOULDN’T BE PLAYED WITH. CHILDREN ARE KIDNAPPED AND IT IS REAL!! NOT A JOKE!!! GROW UP MORONS

April 23, 2010 at 2:55 pm
(612) Dean says:

Facebookers are blind sheep. Why aren’t you passing links around about the recent privacy changes instead of this crap.

April 23, 2010 at 10:11 pm
(613) Vicky says:

Yeah I got this and it was said to be a 5 year old boy in Surrey ND that got taken kinda freaked me out but thought i would look it up and see if its true or not

April 24, 2010 at 1:41 pm
(614) Barb says:

I got it too..and Iam in Dawson Creek,British Columbia.who makes up such things as a missing child??I have 2 very young children and I find nothing funny about this…some people need to get a life!!

April 26, 2010 at 10:43 pm
(615) Heather says:

We got it saying Surrey, ND…thank God it’s not true

April 27, 2010 at 12:37 am
(616) Adrian says:

Got it in Gold Coast in Australia, Queensland via Facebook

Gah, these all sound the same, the world of social networking has gone to poop, I mean come on. Anything goes with facebook these days, Racism etc

They all sound the same, you would think we would be desensitised by now and aware, but stupid groups and hoaxes continue to thrive. As a collective, we are pretty stupid.

All in favour of a website dedicated in exposing all this bull crap say I Got it in Gold Coast in Australia, Queensland via Facebook

Gah, these all sound the same, the world of social networking has gone to poop, I mean come on. Anything goes with facebook these days, Racism etc

They all sound the same, you would think we would be desensitised by now and aware, but stupid groups and hoaxes continue to thrive. As a collective, we are pretty stupid.

All in favour of a website dedicated in exposing all this bull crap say I

April 27, 2010 at 4:45 pm
(617) susan says:

i got it last week AMBER ALERT!!! Edmonton, KY little girl, 3 yrs old picked up by man driving grey car, license plate: Quebec 72B 381. Put this as your status. It could save her. This kidnapping is recent so do it, 3 seconds will not kill you. If it were your child….what would you want people to do? It doesn’t matter how far away you live.. why was ppls time when something like this does really happen it wont be taken seriously

April 27, 2010 at 6:52 pm
(618) Kel says:

Why would anyone find humor in “crying wolf” with a system that saves children from being abducted and possible tortured & murdered. I fear people will stop paying attention to the actual alerts. These hoaxers are absolute losers.

April 27, 2010 at 10:18 pm
(619) moira says:

just saw this on FB:

AMBER ALERT!!! Edmonton, KY little girl, 3 yrs old picked up by man driving grey car, license plate: Quebec 72B 381. Put this as your status. It could save her. This kidnapping is recent so do it, If it were your child….what would you want people to do? It doesn’t matter how far away you live

April 28, 2010 at 8:51 am
(620) Jason says:

Yeah I got it here in Virginia Beach, VA.

April 28, 2010 at 12:21 pm
(621) Robyn says:

It’s all over twitter today. Twitter is terrible for this kind of thing, because it’s so easy to “RT” anything as soon as it pops up. I saw it and entered some of the text into google before RTing. Everyone should do that to check for hoaxes, or check the AMBER Alert page.

Sometimes real missing children are not yet on the AMBER list. In this case, ask the poster of the message where they got the information, or to be directed to a website with info. A friend of mine’s little sister went missing, and we used twitter, etc. to get the message out immediately. But we sent people to a website with her photo and the local PD’s contact information, so people could call and verify that this was a real case. (She was found safe.)

I can’t believe how abused the AMBER alert is, as well as the twitter #AMBERalert hashtag, which could really be a great help if it was used carefully.

April 28, 2010 at 12:40 pm
(622) eric says:

THANK YOU. it is wonderful to know that there are people in this world with common sense enough to google this! real amber alerts have a picture or a description. this one provides a poorly formatted license plate that does not fit any state or province it was claimed to take place in! and the name of the child that was kidnapped is not even included in any of the alerts! AND “alberta quebec” << epic fail.

April 28, 2010 at 3:07 pm
(623) Heather says:

Sad that people take the time to do something like this. I am in KY and a friend had it posted to their Facebook, I googled before reposting and could not find any information and assumed it was fake because in the event of a real amber alert it is all over the media. Very Sad..people have WAY too much time on their hands!

April 28, 2010 at 3:29 pm
(624) Karen Romando says:

I got it from a friend who copied and pasted. Another friend had told us it’s a hoax and sent us this link so we can remedy the situation. We thought it was true the way it was typed. This was on facebook where we both were at at the time. I just told my friend to copy and paste what I wrote to clear her name too. This is really a bad hoax this time around, because this hoax said the obduction was in Edmonton, KY. The highways are so close to eachother. I”m in Melrose Park IL. They can easily go through all these highways and tollways up here to easily get into Canada. This is SAD, AND DISGUSTING WHOEVER IS STARTING THIS SERIOUS RUMOR AGAIN or even starting any amber alert rumor again. It was known to be the best thing to catch obductors and criminals who take and kill our children.

April 28, 2010 at 4:15 pm
(625) Amanda says:

got it in charleston,sc

April 28, 2010 at 6:43 pm
(626) Cliff says:

This is going around on Facebook again in great speed from what I have seen. We are getting it up here in Canada on the East coast..New Brunswick

April 28, 2010 at 8:03 pm
(627) olivia says:

i don’t know why so many commenters are so angry at people for spreading this message.

almost everyone who spreads it thinks it is REAL and will be on the lookout for a (fake) missing child. most people will never find out that it wasn’t real.

so it shows how much we care and that if you ever DID know of a child actually missing, and wanted to get a message out to the world, it would be possible through social media.

April 28, 2010 at 8:29 pm
(628) Danielle says:

Its always a new silver truck lol

April 28, 2010 at 8:36 pm
(629) Linda Arndell says:

I got this amber alert in bowling green ky about the 3 yr old abducted in edmonton ky. I prayed and worried in my mind all night what was going to happen to that little girl. Who ever did this like yelling wolf one day it will be true and it may be their child and no one will listen.. Its a shame, that people have no heart for people…

April 28, 2010 at 10:29 pm
(630) Floodgater says:

This is hilarious. Facebook, Twitter, and email are not part of the Amber Alert system. Some people may think this is harsh but it’s the truth. The only way to stop these kinds of messages from going around is to ridicule the people who propagate them. There are always going to be more hoaxes until people start to use some common sense. If you’re someone who believed the fake “Amber Alert”, I’m sorry, but hopefully you’ve learned your lesson.

April 28, 2010 at 11:33 pm
(631) Tracy says:

message has now hit woodstock ont canada as a 3 year old boy from dorchester. text message over the my cell phone.

April 29, 2010 at 2:49 am
(632) Stephanie!~ says:

It’s now here in Asheville,NC Goodness! COME ON MAN..

April 29, 2010 at 3:26 am
(633) Mathias says:

Just saw it on facebook, written by a friend living in Bromölla, Sweden (Thats Europe, folks!), and it went like this:

Karen Loiseau: AMBER ALERT!!! Edmonton, KY little girl, 3 yrs old picked up by man driving grey car, license plate: Quebec 72B 381. Put this as your status. It could save her. This kidnapping is recent so do it, 3 seconds will not kill you. If it were your child….what would you want people to do? It doesn’t matter how far away you live.

:)

April 29, 2010 at 8:35 am
(634) April says:

Yea I got this on f/b Googled it and got this page I posted it and added this link and said it was fake…. I am a mother and if my child were missing Id exspect others to repost How dare someone take advantage of this and make others skeptical of reposting such things that should be considered SERIOUS…….

April 29, 2010 at 6:25 pm
(635) jaczi says:

Australia

April 29, 2010 at 9:58 pm
(636) christina says:

got it in cali…i reposted it. i have children and i would want everyone i know to do anything they could to find them. but i guess this ruined the chance for everyone!! if they find the punk that did this i hope they throw his butt in jail!

April 30, 2010 at 9:25 am
(637) A. K. Meyer says:

It has reached Timmins, Ontario. (The hometown of Shania Twain, lol) It’s nice to know that if there really was an alert that the news would spread so quickly. Not sure now if anyone will believe it though.

April 30, 2010 at 2:10 pm
(638) myrajean says:

i just think whether its a fake or not, i’d rather post and have it be fake then don’t and have it be real

May 5, 2010 at 8:02 am
(639) Valerie says:

My concern about these fake amber alerts, whether or not they were started as a “test” is that some day there will actually be a real emergency to find a lost child and no one will pay attention because there have been so many false(fake) alarms.
Ever heard the story ‘Never Cry Wolf’
It makes me sick to think that a child could be lost over peoples ignorance and pranks. IMO

May 6, 2010 at 8:36 pm
(640) Will Buchanan says:

I live in Cullman, Alabama and I got it

May 7, 2010 at 11:45 pm
(641) Isabelle says:

Leaving in Quebec and got it too through Facebook. The fake license plate number doesn’t even meet rules plate numbers!

Too bad people start fake messages like this one. People will lose faith and real messages will go unanswered…

May 9, 2010 at 6:06 pm
(642) Amy says:

Warwickshire, England – got it today. Now stating that a 3 year old girl was taken, same number plate. X

May 12, 2010 at 5:16 pm
(643) Sydney says:

At first I thought it was sick that someone was faking something so horrible and depressing like this, but as I read through all the comments that people have posted, I realized how great it is that people are so concerned about children that they don’t even know. So next time you see one of these Amber Alerts, post it whether you think it’s true or not, it may save a little boy or girl’s life.

May 13, 2010 at 3:43 pm
(644) Ashley Thomas says:

Got it as a text in Springfield, MO about a kid in Stockton, MO. It would be nice if real Amber alerts were passed arount this quick.

May 14, 2010 at 2:56 am
(645) Amber says:

I just received this tonight about a 3yr old girl from Stockton, MO by a man in a silver BMW

May 14, 2010 at 6:00 pm
(646) Sarah says:

I just got the following text, very similar to the 2 above:
“URGENT: 3 yr old boy taken in stockton missouri by a man driving a ’96 BMW plate #98B351NM. Keep it going. U would if it was your kid”

When I googled the plate number it came back as “hoax”

May 15, 2010 at 11:25 am
(647) Holly says:

I just saw this one posted on Facebook today:

AMBER ALERT!!! Edmonton, KY little
girl,3yrs old picked up by man driving grey car, license plate:
Quebec72B381. Put this as your status. It could save her. This
kidnapping is recent so do it, 3 seconds will not kill you. If it were
yourchild….what would you want people to do? It doesn’t matter how
faraway you live :…)

May 25, 2010 at 12:23 am
(648) Tina says:

I’m in NY and it’s going around facebook right now and on twitter 5-25-10

May 25, 2010 at 11:46 am
(649) John Hampton says:

Yeah, this one is still circulating. Just received it from a well-meaning friend on facebook. But I’ve seen so many of these kinds of hoaxes I thought it more prudent to check it out first. This kind of thing is not only getting ridiculous, but also diminishes the effectiveness of real situation alerts. In my opinion, it’s not far-removed from fake 911 calls.

May 26, 2010 at 12:05 am
(650) Lorie says:

This is a reacurring problem on Facebook. If people would research these Amber Alerts first, then people would not be shaking thier heads at them. Where do these licence plate numbers come from anyway? Are they an Ex partner or friend they want to get back at? In my area, if theres a real Amber Alert we get a loud sound on our T,V, and then the specs. Then thats when action should take place. Not from rumors atarted on Facebook status’. 5/25/10

May 26, 2010 at 12:22 am
(651) WV_Mom says:

Got this in North Central WV. What’s the matter with people? There are too many real problems in this world than to have to deal with this.

May 27, 2010 at 8:01 am
(652) anne says:

In Quebec, thery juste changed it for name of a small town and it’s a 3 yrs old girl…

Alerte enlèvement il y a 11 heures une petite fille de 3 ans a été enlevée à Saint Etienne par un homme conduisant un camion gris( plaque 72B 381) fais tourner ce message ça pourrait sauver la vie de cette petite (source TF1). Si tu ne le fait pas, ça veut dire que tu ne vaux pas mieux

May 27, 2010 at 1:22 pm
(653) Sandye says:

The saddest part is it makes real alerts get ignored because people are used to dealing with these ones. Awful. What a way to abuse a potentially great system for keeping our children safe.

May 28, 2010 at 12:37 pm
(654) Carrie says:

barrie. Ontario, Canada

August 24, 2010 at 11:51 am
(655) Andi says:

I got this one too and I live in NJ. There is a Stockton here too. Another way you can tell it’s a fake…it says a city but no state!

“URGENT: 3 yr old boy taken in stockton missouri by a man driving a ‘96 BMW plate #98B351NM. Keep it going. U would if it was your kid”

August 27, 2010 at 3:58 pm
(656) lxcqgn says:

????????

August 28, 2010 at 11:23 pm
(657) jj8510 says:

All REAL Amber Alerts are listed on the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s website here: http://www.ncmec.org/missingkids/servlet/AmberServlet

Next time you see someone posting a fake, let them know where they can keep track of real updates and encourage them to double-check all posts they see against the national list to keep fake alerts from spreading and let the real alerts maintain their power.

August 30, 2010 at 4:49 pm
(658) Jess says:

now this message also in belgium, but here they say a belgium girl…

September 2, 2010 at 1:55 pm
(659) Nathbouv says:

You know what !? It’s been in France for 2 years, with the same number, saying the kidnapping happened in several French cities…
And nobody wonders where this kind of license plate comes from !!
How clever !

September 27, 2010 at 3:29 pm
(660) zut says:

got in in France just today –
une petite fille de 3 ans, Christelle Marchand il y a 14 heures. Elle a été enlevée à St-Etienne par un homme conduisant un camion gris, plaque72B381. FAITES TOURNER CE MESSAGE !!!!!!!!! Cela pourrait sauver la vie de cette petite fille.(sourceTF1) .S.V.P. FAITES CIRCULERil

October 8, 2010 at 6:33 pm
(661) LG says:

In Switzerland :o /

ALERTE ENLEVEMENT,
Une petite fille de 3 ans à été enlevé à St Aubin près de Payerne par un homme conduisant un camion gris plaque : 72B381

October 9, 2010 at 9:54 am
(662) duddie says:

Breaking news : She was picked up at saint etienne du
rouvray (France, population : 27,616) AGAIN. Duuuuude, somebody call Interpol. This paedophile strikes worldwide with the same car since 2009…

“ALERTE
ENLEVEMENT : une petite de 3 ans a été enlevée a saint etienne du
rouvray par un homme conduisant un camion gris plaque 72B 381 faite
tournez ce message ca pourrait sauver la vie de cette petite ( source
TF1) FAITES PASSER A TOUT VOS AMIS !!!!!”

Seen on Facebook, 4 hours ago.

October 31, 2010 at 7:43 pm
(663) portland says:

got a txt message about an hour ago. Same license plate and story, just out of Portland, TN. This is OCTOBER 31, 2010… it just keeps going…

October 31, 2010 at 10:08 pm
(664) Nikki says:

i just got it a few min ago and i forwarded it thinking ot was real because my sister-in-law sent it to me but i wasnt at a computer til now…so now i have to tell everyone that it aint real and i feel bad for wasting their time just because i wasnt at a computer and i had thought my sis would have known

November 20, 2010 at 12:02 am
(665) Sid says:

The only people who would create hoaxes such as these would be people debating whether to kidnap a child or not. If faking Amber Alerts becomes a joke no one would take it serious. I think Faking should be made a CRIME; these posts should be tracked to the people sending them out and they should be booked on conspiracy to kidnap charges. Who knows, this may indeed save a child’s life.

December 22, 2010 at 11:31 am
(666) jackie says:

It is sad that people make up these horrible rumors. Belinda Messervy in San Antonio TX faked her kidnapping because she wanted to know where her ex boyfriend was. He wasn;t even near there. Hope the law brings her down. She is also up for charges on burglary and theft.

January 6, 2011 at 4:59 am
(667) Free Android Apps says:

it is wonderful to know that there are people in this world with common sense enough to google this!

February 8, 2011 at 8:24 am
(668) Wabbaflo says:

Got it too via Facebook.. (brace yourself)… in Paris France. No, I kid you not.

Some imbecile translated it in French, change a few details (but did not bother to change the license plate number, which brought me here) so I thought I would share it with you…

“Alerte enlèvement: une petite de 3ans a été enlevée a Drancy par un homme conduisant un camion gris plaque : 72B 381 fais tourner ce msg ca pourrait sauver la vie de cette petite (source tf1).faites copier coller svp !! URGENT !!!!!!!!!!”

February 9, 2011 at 11:15 am
(669) gregory says:

une petite de 3 ans a été enlevée a nancy par un homme conduisant un camion gris plaque : 72B 381 fais tourner ce msg ca pourrait sauver la vie de cette petite
(source tf1).

got in france in February 9 2011

March 22, 2011 at 7:27 am
(670) dave says:

this license plate even shows up in a FB amber alert in France, Europe

March 22, 2011 at 6:13 pm
(671) dark says:

It’s popping up on FB too. Belgium here. Really irrisponsible of people to just copy/paste something like that without checking. First 50 or so results on google will tell you it’s faker than the fakest cake of fake.

March 27, 2011 at 6:15 pm
(672) Becca says:

I just got this and I’m in Mississippi. How can people do such a thing as this! This is ridiculous to spread a hoax of this nature!

March 27, 2011 at 11:51 pm
(673) Jeff South Carolina says:

Sad to see people doing this : (

March 28, 2011 at 1:16 am
(674) cowboyrich says:

Apparently its resurfaced again. I just received it on FB, Myspace, and via text message. I love how the license plate hasn’t even changed from 72B-381.

March 28, 2011 at 9:01 am
(675) john says:

its even surfaced on tagged now also

March 28, 2011 at 3:07 pm
(676) annoyed mother says:

Just got this now, in Ontario, Canada. How ridiculous.

March 28, 2011 at 4:02 pm
(677) dnt cry wolf says:

this is going to put children that are in trouble in even more danger…the person doing this should be found and put in jail…

March 28, 2011 at 4:09 pm
(678) never cry wolf says:

this is just going to cause ppl to ignore the real amber alerts…whoever is doing this should be found exposed
and jailed

March 28, 2011 at 9:03 pm
(679) Kaeley says:

got it on facebook. i live in oklahoma.

March 29, 2011 at 7:59 am
(680) BKS says:

Got it in Ontario, Canada. I feel kind of bad for people spreading this, i know their intentions are good but do a little bit of checking first.

Passing on a hoax just diminishes the entire system and if does turn out to be real, nobody is going to want to spread the message.

March 29, 2011 at 4:09 pm
(681) Justin says:

haha this is price less my concern is that of a much larger scale. if they can make mass pouplation believe wats said on twitter fb and sms regardless of if its true it would be simple for the goverment to completly change wat the mass population believes possibly endangering an innocent persons life and we would never know the diference. alas we have give complete control over to them

March 29, 2011 at 6:03 pm
(682) Pascal says:

Just got it in Sutton QC.

March 29, 2011 at 7:11 pm
(683) Darlene says:

I live in Jonesport, Maine and got it! Don’t understand how people can be so cruel to put fake stuff like this out there. When something like this really happens, it must be devastating to the families and to have fake kidnappings??? Come on! People need to grow up and get a life!

March 30, 2011 at 2:39 am
(684) Christa says:

Just saw in on facebook.

March 30, 2011 at 7:44 am
(685) Leah says:

Just got it in Skidway Lake, MI. Warned all my fb friends this hoax is out there and not to copy/paste without verification.

March 30, 2011 at 7:59 am
(686) Terri says:

Years later and still going strong.. I just saw a friend had this.. she is in Mass… I KNEW it was a hoax right off the top as the license plate (Quebec 72B 381) could not exist… I live in Quebec and have yet to see a license plate have ONLY ONE letter of the alphabet in it LMAO

April 13, 2011 at 1:45 pm
(687) Charlie says:

It’s back :(

April 13, 2011 at 4:28 pm
(688) JOSEPH A. WILLIAMS says:

I GOT IT IN COLUMBUS MS. I SENT IT THEN SOMEONE TOLD ME IT WAS BOGUS

April 13, 2011 at 10:17 pm
(689) Cody Tedder says:

Got it in Sumter, SC. after seeing all these comments over the course of 2 years, you would think that it wouldve ended at least in 2010. oh well. some people are just plain stupid.

April 14, 2011 at 7:21 am
(690) Belle'x says:

Well, I just got this and I’m in the UK. Don’t believe what you read x

April 14, 2011 at 7:34 pm
(691) LIL GHOST TRU G says:

got this
AMBER ALERT!!!
Edmonton, Kentucky. USA. Little girl, 3 yrs old picked up by man driving grey
car, license plate: Quebec 72B 381. Canada. Post this in other groups. It could
save her. This kidnapping is recent so do it, 3 seconds will not kill you

IM IN NEBRASKA

April 15, 2011 at 1:39 pm
(692) Tammy Byers says:

We have gotten in Canada, just told all my facebook friends it’s fake. Why do people copy and paste something without researching it? I used amberalerts.com

April 15, 2011 at 2:51 pm
(693) Marcus says:

Because when a kid is missing every sec. counts….

April 15, 2011 at 2:12 pm
(694) Hawk says:

Got it in AZ…

April 15, 2011 at 6:10 pm
(695) Imane Gourramen says:

C’est fou a quel point il ya tlm des gens cons sur cette planete.. pk mettre des faux trucs comme sa. C un gros manque de respect. Je l’ai di a mon entourage et tout le monde disait que javai pas raison.. maintenant voici la preuve! Il est totalement facile de trouver quelqun avec toute les informations qui on été donner… Couleur de la voiture, Plaque dimatriculation, de plus, la personne venant du ”quebec” est passé par la douane.. donc la voiture a été enregistrer.. C tout simplement faux et con.
Merci

April 15, 2011 at 6:36 pm
(696) Shiraz says:

heck!! I live in Pakistan and even I got it!

Whoever is doing this should stop living on welfare and get a real job! I actually feel sorry for this guy at one hand. but at the other I think he might have a motive in spreading this rumor, something like getting maximum hits on site …hmmmm

April 15, 2011 at 7:14 pm
(697) jim says:

The sad thing is that because of these kind of idiots some poor child may have this happen to them and nobody will do anything about it.

August 5, 2011 at 9:38 pm
(698) Ron Gamble says:

I agree its like the little boy that cryed wolf so many times then when the wolf did show no one blieve him. its cool that so many people wanted to help the three year old child. God Bless you all.

April 17, 2011 at 12:32 am
(699) Mari says:

Got it in Yakima, WA
AMBER ALERT!!! Edmonton, Kentucky. USA. Little girl, 3 yrs old picked up by man driving grey car, license plate: Quebec 72B 381. Canada. Put this as your status. It could save her. This kidnapping is recent so do it, 3 seconds will not kill you. If it were your child….what would you want people to do!

April 17, 2011 at 7:08 pm
(700) Pamela says:

I got the same email today and it was true so i put it on my facebook and now i feel like an idiot. who is the one that originally started and needs a good talking to bigtime. it is not funny at all.

April 18, 2011 at 2:04 pm
(701) megan says:

it’s out again, and it’s now april 18, 2011…will this one ever stop?..

April 18, 2011 at 11:38 pm
(702) IrishJewelz says:

I received same alert with Quebec Lic last year and now again today (April 18, 2011). It’s unfathable to think that any such mind could use a vital alert notice and find humor in making one up for false circulation, and for their disturbing entertainment.
Deplorable that some sick minds walk amongst us!!! :(

April 19, 2011 at 10:18 am
(703) barefoot says:

I live in Mexico and I knew right away it was fake. Maybe I watch too much csi.. ..

April 20, 2011 at 5:52 pm
(704) Dustin says:

Got it in CFB Borden, Canada

April 23, 2011 at 9:30 am
(705) Daniel says:

April 23, 2011
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

July 1, 2011 at 2:17 pm
(706) Chiara says:

Got it in Montreal , QC . Plus i recieved it in french :P

August 2, 2011 at 11:47 pm
(707) Joanna says:

Just got it today. I would have reposted, but the power of google compels.

August 3, 2011 at 7:13 am
(708) Genevieve says:

I saw it today on Facebook.

August 3, 2011 at 10:42 pm
(709) Wendi Reublw says:

I am sickened that someone would find it ‘amusing’ to start a post such as this. What is WRONG with you people?

August 4, 2011 at 2:57 pm
(710) SadieSadie says:

It sick how someone could make this up, distracting from the thousands of other children who are missing and in harm…spreading to me in Luxembourg, Europe! so disappointing

August 5, 2011 at 11:16 am
(711) sue says:

I received this I am in North Bay Ontario Canada……Some people have too much time on their hands and are sickos..Its so hard to know what is real and what is fake these days on line..:(

August 8, 2011 at 11:01 pm
(712) Chandra says:

Got TWO variants of this on my FB today!

repost AMBER ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!!!!!!!! !!! Senath Mo. A lil 3 year old girl has been missing since 11:00am yesterday morning an she was seen in an older model white van. no make or model an license plate yet. But the van has a ladder on the back going to the top of the van. Put this as your status. It could save her. The kidnapping is recent so do it. 3 seconds will not kill you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But it might save her life.
and
AMBER ALERT!!! Edmonton,Kentucky.USA. Little girl, 3 yrs. old picked up by a man driving a gray car, license plate: Quebec 72B 381. Canada. put this as your status. It could save her. The Kidnapping is recent so do it, 3 seconds will not kill you. If it were your child…..Better Safe than Sorry
pray for this child

August 9, 2011 at 8:13 am
(713) Sandra says:

Quebec version posted this morning : St-Georges de Beauce , une fillette de 3 ans a été enlevée par un homme conduisant un camion gris plaqué québec 645 ZZT ! Copiez et collez dans votre facebook, ca pourrait lui sauver la vie.

August 10, 2011 at 9:43 pm
(714) Pascal Desgagné says:

Just got it too Sandra.

August 11, 2011 at 12:05 am
(715) patti says:

just got it on facebook and im in winnipeg manitoba canada!

August 11, 2011 at 12:15 pm
(716) lisa says:

i got it a week ago and just now again !!!
Ontario , Canada

August 12, 2011 at 1:19 am
(717) Lynx says:

been getting it on and off over the past couple years, always a variant, either a truck or a car w Quebec license plate, either in alberta or in kentucky…
Wow… can’t believe its still going *eyeroll*
I’ve had to check so many times and post the “hoax” page so people understand that it’s not real!!!

PS in Regina, Saskatchewan

August 12, 2011 at 11:33 am
(718) Alexandra says:

Thanks for sharing this. I googled it right away when I got the message – just to see if it was real – and this was the first hit that came up.

People need to stop spreading fake Amber Alerts around. And whoever created it in the first place is sick.

August 12, 2011 at 1:31 pm
(719) tdot says:

We got it up in toronto ontario

August 12, 2011 at 1:45 pm
(720) A says:

I got in Montreal, Canada in August 2010… it’s still going on.

August 12, 2011 at 1:45 pm
(721) A says:

I got in Montreal, Canada in August 2011… it’s still going on.

August 12, 2011 at 3:00 pm
(722) Ami A says:

I got it on BBBM Today August 12, 2011. In Vancouver, BC

August 12, 2011 at 3:16 pm
(723) Icicle says:

I had already reposted this before I looked it up and verified it, but I then deleted it and went on to link to this site and the active amber alert webpage on other people’s messages about it. It has hit Lake Tahoe.

August 12, 2011 at 6:38 pm
(724) ashleigh says:

I got this today and i live in new liskeard ontario, it was txted to me on my cell

August 13, 2011 at 9:00 am
(725) Kara says:

Just got this, I live in Antarctica.

August 13, 2011 at 11:33 am
(726) Abbie says:

I just got this and I live in Wolverhampton in England.

August 14, 2011 at 1:57 am
(727) miryam says:

got it today , Montreal , quebec(canada)

August 15, 2011 at 1:18 pm
(728) becca says:

just got it in grand falls nb

August 16, 2011 at 2:07 am
(729) carrie says:

just got in Saskatchewan.Aug 15/11

August 16, 2011 at 1:21 pm
(730) sara says:

I got it yesterday night in Montreal, QC. How sick can u be after what happened to the 9 yo in Boropark last month…

August 16, 2011 at 7:09 pm
(731) Purlie says:

It’s in Seattle today!

August 16, 2011 at 9:07 pm
(732) Mary L English DSH says:

arrived on my facebook page, google it so not to waste resources on the net…
xx

August 17, 2011 at 12:31 am
(733) CIsom says:

Hello from CA on FB

August 17, 2011 at 1:49 am
(734) jesi says:

got a variant of this on my wall today

Amber alert… Vancouver: little girl, 3 yrs old. Picked up by a man driving a gray car, license plate: quebec 723 381. Canada. Please re-broadcast asap. It could save her. The kidnapping is so recent so do it, 3 seconds will not kill you. If it were your child u would want the same support

August 17, 2011 at 1:22 pm
(735) Andy says:

It seems to me that only a child’s predator would benefit from such false alerts and should be found and interrogated for his reasoning. Perhaps, hes using the don’t cry wolf theory and hopes that if there are enough false alarms out there that it will make it easier for people like him to pursue there disgusting fetishes.

August 17, 2011 at 5:37 pm
(736) Nik says:

Just got it in Minneapolis, MN… this time it said it happened in Miami..

August 18, 2011 at 7:01 am
(737) Nikko says:

Just got it from my Facebook pal. I’m from the Philippines. I got the original one from Edmonton.

August 19, 2011 at 10:16 am
(738) Josh says:

AMBER ALERT !!!!!!! Miami – Little girl, 3 yrs. old picked up by a man driving a gray car, license plate: Quebec 72B 381. Canada. PLEASE RE-post ASAP. It could save her. The Kidnapping is recent so do it, 3 seconds will not kill you. If it were your child u would want the same support!!!

That is what i got in La. , Wish we could stop this…

August 20, 2011 at 5:29 am
(739) Dean says:

Greetings it’s(this red alert) found it’s way (AGAIN) to the shores of Bermuda; via a friends’ Facebook post/page. Namaste…

August 21, 2011 at 10:02 pm
(740) Meaghan says:

i just go this today on my formsping asking me to send ahead it keeps going ..

August 22, 2011 at 12:51 am
(741) Carol says:

I just viewed this on facebook today, August 21st, 2011. I did some research which only took me a couple minutes to find out that it’s a hoax. Here is what the post claims:

EVERYONE PLEASE RE-POST THIS!!!!!!!!!!!! RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!! AMBER ALERT!!!!!!!! Edmonton, KY, USA Little girl, 3 yrs. old, picked up by a man driving a gray car, License plate# Quebec 72B 381, Canada. Put this as your status. It could save her life. The kidnapping is recent so DO IT!!!!! 3 seconds will not kill you. If she were your child what would you do..

I informed the person who posted it that it’s a fake and also posted on my own facebook wall stating that this is a fake and posted the website so that people could view this too.

August 22, 2011 at 10:46 pm
(742) Fi says:

It’s here in the UK now. What the hell. I hate it when this happens, I am glad it’s a hoax and no child is missing but this just makes people more relaxed to Amber Alerts. I just spent 30 mins, searching for people in the florida area to sent it to. Yeah I was stupid, but I care about this stuff. >.<

August 24, 2011 at 11:54 am
(743) Barbara says:

It is unfortunate that stupid people will play with these kind of emergency tools available to all of us in case of that. I only wish for those people to never have to face something like this in their life and be faced with the apathy of humanity in reposting or spreading the word because of this pranks. FOOLISH!!!

August 24, 2011 at 2:53 pm
(744) Andrey Gorinov says:

Just got it from someone in UK as a question on Formspring.
I live in California. Of course I had my doubts the second I saw it, so I googled it and just as I knew it was a false report.

August 25, 2011 at 9:48 am
(745) emm says:

Yep – just saw it rt’d on twitter – people are sending it to celebrities to get the word out and just spreading it further. It took me less than five seconds to find this site. How hard is it to search first?

August 26, 2011 at 12:32 am
(746) Maureen says:

Just came to Michigan via a friend in VA – by the time I posted it was a hoax, a few other FB friends already reposted – took more time to note the hoax than it did for them to post…

August 26, 2011 at 7:47 pm
(747) Karen Lawson says:

Thank you so much for keeping us safe and informed of when posts are not true. I despise people who post information without checking it out first. Why is this such a fad with the internet to spread things like this?

August 26, 2011 at 7:49 pm
(748) Karen Lawson says:

This is the text of the one I just read:
EVERYONE PLEASE RE-POST THIS!!!!!!!!!!!! RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!! AMBER ALERT!!!!!!!! Edmonton, KY, USA Little girl, 3 yrs. old, picked up by a man driving a gray car, License plate# Q72B 381, Canada. Put this as your status. It could save her life. The kidnapping is recent so DO IT!!!!! 3 seconds will not kill you. If she were your child what would you?

August 27, 2011 at 12:20 am
(749) Beth says:

It even made its’ way to Alabama. People that post such things and think it’s funny need to do time. I’d call it obstruction of justice? The police need to be able to put their time and effort into real problems and not be further bogged down by phoney allegations. They have more than enough to deal with with the real stuff going on. What disrespect this shows for those who work so hard to protect us and take care of real children who are abducted and ….

August 27, 2011 at 7:18 pm
(750) Cavysong says:

Got it this am from loved one on Long Island, I am in DC, she is in line of Hurricane Irene and everyone there is freaking out then they get this, easy to see how it got forwarded without a check up. Wish facebook would set an alert to tell them when an amber alert comes across so they can weed this stuff out.

August 28, 2011 at 9:47 pm
(751) DeeDee says:

I just responded to a Facebook friend who put out this Amber Alert. Fortunately, I’m a skeptic by nature, so I checked the National Weather Service’s site (weather.gov) to see where in Kentucky the alert was. The counties involved are colored in a bright gold color for an Amber Alert.

No Amber Alert, so I did a web search and found the link to this page. Thanks for helping me help stop this–I don’t want hoax alerts to keep people from pay attention when kids’ lives are really at stake!

August 30, 2011 at 2:54 pm
(752) James says:

Posted today on facebook.

EVERYONE PLEASE RE-POST THIS!!!!!!!!!!!! RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!! AMBER ALERT!!!!!!!! Edmonton, KY, USA Little girl, 3 yrs. old, picked up by a man driving a gray car, License plate# Q72B 381, Canada. Put this as your status. It could save her life. The kidnapping is recent so DO IT!!!!! 3 seconds will not kill you. If she were your child what would you do???? 8/25/1

September 1, 2011 at 1:10 pm
(753) Sam Haskell says:

This is still going around. I’ve posted links to this page in response to it a number of times, yet another of my friends posted the alert on Facebook today. It only takes a couple seconds to check the validity of something before posting it. Gossip mongers and ambulance chasers. Bleh.

September 5, 2011 at 4:12 am
(754) D says:

Saw the Edmonton, KY one on Facebook today. It’s still out there.

September 17, 2011 at 3:24 pm
(755) susan says:

why do people make these fake alerts about kids keep it for when you really need it

September 22, 2011 at 9:19 am
(756) Greg K says:

Just got it myself today in Houston, TX. This person who faked this thing is one sick BS and deserves to have charges brought up against them.

October 21, 2011 at 2:25 pm
(757) Mel says:

I just got it in my “News” on Facebook. I’m from Montreal in Quebec. Right now, the Amber Alert says that the girl has been kidnapped in St-Georges-de-Beauce and the license plate is QC 645 ZZT.
That’s really not smart to fake something like that. When it’ll be true, nobody will help because nobody will believe it…

December 11, 2011 at 4:37 am
(758) Lauren says:

This sick story recently spread to tumblr. It has over 60,000 reblogs.

December 13, 2011 at 12:33 am
(759) Liam McGovern says:

I got this today on Tumblr with over 65,000 reblogs.

February 14, 2012 at 9:56 am
(760) Plop says:

It just arrived in France with the same plate number which does not follow the french rules

June 6, 2012 at 7:35 am
(761) dustin says:

i got this and im on ottawa, ontario, canada.

June 6, 2012 at 4:36 pm
(762) Celina says:

wtf i sent this to all my girlsfriends then looked it up when i got home and knowing its a fake is fuKed up ! pathetic little bastards who make these up! This Is Just Sick !!!!!!

June 6, 2012 at 4:42 pm
(763) Celina says:

I got It From My Girlfriend and she lives in EbbNFlow ,MB and I live in Winnipeg ,MB… i thought i was real so I sent it to all my girlfriends

June 7, 2012 at 4:09 pm
(764) Emelynn says:

My sisters friend just posted it as her Facebook status 30min ago

AMBER ALERT REPOST ASAP A Little girl, 3 yrs. old picked up by a man driving a gray car, license plate: Quebec 72B 381. Canada. Share this. It could save her. The Kidnapping is recent so do it, 3 seconds will not kill you. If it were your child you would want people to do the same.

I live on Toronto, On I at first thought that it was silly of me to Google the number before I re-posted, I mean I have a 3yr old nephew and I would want information about him to spread like wildfire if this ever happened. Yet now I’m glad I did. Even the fact that I thought to look it up first, show’s something. If people didn’t post false ones like this we would never think twice about immediately resending it.

I can’t believe someone would make this up and send it out. It’s so ridiculous and only makes it that much harder to spread the word when a REAL Amber Alert happens. This system was put on place to help us locate lost children faster, not so some bored idiot can mess around it. Horrible. For Shame to whoever is doing this, or who ever started it in the first place.

June 7, 2012 at 11:23 pm
(765) jen says:

back in kamloops via facebook…
AMBER ALERT REPOST ASAP A Little girl, 3 yrs. old picked up by a man driving a gray car, license plate: Quebec 72B 381. Canada. Share this. It could save her. The Kidnapping is recent so do it, 3 seconds will not kill you. If it were your child you would want people to do the same

June 11, 2012 at 5:31 am
(766) Cyndle says:

I just got it on facebook, says missing doesn’t say where from but plate is same thing Quebec grey car and 3yr old little girl. Its all the way in nova scotia now.

June 11, 2012 at 12:07 pm
(767) Dr0idian says:

Alive and well in Toronto, Ontario

June 11, 2012 at 5:48 pm
(768) Mary Anne says:

It’s a habit of mine to google everything before I “SPREAD THE WORD”. In all the years I’ve used the internet, only one was true.

June 11, 2012 at 10:15 pm
(769) T says:
June 12, 2012 at 7:29 pm
(770) ShannonM says:

Just saw this on facebook today and googled it – June 12th 2012 in Owen Sound, Ontario Canada

June 12, 2012 at 9:30 pm
(771) Tricia says:

Just saw it posted by a friend on Facebook…I’m in NH

June 12, 2012 at 10:02 pm
(772) Linda says:

Just saw this today, June 12/12 on my FB page posted from a resident from Campbell River, BC; attached this link to inform others of “fake”.

June 12, 2012 at 10:05 pm
(773) J.B, says:

Who does this? Who fakes a child abduction? I hope fond is in your vocabulary. You know what fond means, right? :)

June 13, 2012 at 12:48 pm
(774) Kathy says:

A really good question is “WHY” would anyone send this hoax? This is a serious issue that a lot of people take very seriously. I did and that’s why I “share” these.

June 14, 2012 at 2:19 am
(775) Kirby says:

It’s baaaack! I got this today and Googled it to check. I get quite a few of these.

June 16, 2012 at 5:47 pm
(776) AlaskanPrincess says:

16 JUN 2012: Post is ‘alive and well’ and being blindly circulated on Facebook. Just another example of WHY we should ALL verify accuracy, veracity of posts before re-posting/circulating. I’m really disheartened at how much ‘stuff’ is blindly reposted – no one seems to care if anything is true/accurate/right these days.

June 21, 2012 at 9:02 pm
(777) TezasSweetheart says:

I saw that my mom shared it on facebook copying it from someone elses page. I looked up the license plate number and found all of this..people are ridiculous.

June 30, 2012 at 11:01 pm
(778) Commander Elvis says:

Showed up in Ontario Canada 2012/06/29. Was suspicious as the number pattern is odd for Quebec plate, found this. Thanks

July 6, 2012 at 6:29 pm
(779) Janice says:

I got it too but thought how amazing that it spread so fast it may be a good way to have help finding a loved one,unfortunatly when someone abuses the system people become sceptics.

July 9, 2012 at 9:01 pm
(780) Jenn says:

Still spreading on facebook. Still disgusting.

August 12, 2012 at 2:02 am
(781) James says:

One of my relatives just posted this tonight. I applaud her for wanting to do the right thing. However I tend to to be suspiscious of such things when I see them online (mostly when in e-mail or on social networking sites).

There is a glaringly obvious red flag that pops up in this story. The fact that the girls name is not given. There is no discription of what she was wearing at the time of her “disappearance” or anything else that might help someone identify her as the “missing child” if they were to see her.

After looking this up and finding info about the hoax on several sites, I see that this has been making the rounds for a long time. Some small details are occasionally changed. But, in every case the description of the license plate and the color of the car are very specific.

Now, if it were YOUR child wouldn;t you make sure that people knew her name? What she was wearing? Some sort of description of HER?

I think its great that the people that spread this hoax want to do the right thing. But, I think they need to take a moment and look up the info before sharing it with others.

And if it isn’t a crime to start such hoaxes, it SHOULD be.

There are REAL families going through enough grief that could use the help that people are mistakenly giving to a non-existant child.

August 17, 2012 at 2:17 pm
(782) Johnna says:

This just came across my news feed on FB. I agree, it’s important to get the word out when a person (child or otherwise) is actually missing, but repeated postings of fake abductions can make it more difficult to get help with real missing children.

August 29, 2012 at 4:45 am
(783) D. says:

I’m glad i looked this up before i shared it, i’m going to save this page to verify future hoaxes

August 30, 2012 at 1:11 am
(784) so sad... says:

it’s unstoppable…

August 30, 2012 at 1:13 am
(785) so sad... says:

It’s unstoppable… here in St. John’s, Newfoundland

September 1, 2012 at 11:12 am
(786) Tom says:

Just got this crap in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
People that repeat this crap are undermining the good that the AMBER system is capable of. Double check your sources. There is no excuse for passing this on when you can google it and find out if it is fake or not.

How would you feel if your child was kidnapped and people are paying more attention to this crap than they are the real thing.

We all need to take responsibility for stopping this incompetent misuse of this system.

September 14, 2012 at 9:12 pm
(787) Lida bark says:

I’m in Perth Australia I got it and searched it up I can’t believe this is still going its 2012 let’s all stop this chain

October 1, 2012 at 8:28 pm
(788) John says:

Please stop this madness! I have received it too and I’m from f*ckin’ Winnipeg, MB for God’s sakes. Please, stop this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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December 29, 2012 at 12:33 pm
(790) Melanie says:

I just got this on tumblr, whoever makes up stuff like this is sick.

December 29, 2012 at 11:02 pm
(791) Francis says:

I caught that it was a fake right away. Quebec hasn’t issued plates using that format since 1982 – 30 years ago.

January 15, 2013 at 7:41 pm
(792) Kaly says:

ha I’ve gotten this about a million times in the past few years and every time i see it it makes me wonder how people still dont realize its fake and keep sending it to me. I keep posting about how it is a fake on my facebook when people send it to me but its still going strong … Fredericton, NB, Canada

January 20, 2013 at 7:21 am
(793) Michelle in Rural New Brunswick says:

It continues on, plastered all over my facebook again today. I wish people would just double check the information before they post it. Terrifying to think that people may soon start to ignore Amber Alerts simply because they’ve seen so many hoaxes. BTW the one circulating here has been modiied to a 3 yr old child, a grey car, same plate number but now it’s a Quebec plate. Makes me want to start my morning by slapping the stupid out of some people.

February 2, 2013 at 1:27 pm
(794) Eddie says:

Hilarious how people will just share this s*** without even thinking. Like it was obvious to me, because of the lack of information. But cmon…

March 5, 2013 at 12:34 am
(795) James says:

Funny how people here are so angry and mystified. It takes only one stupid person to create such a message, and thousands of them to thoughtlessly spread it. The true virus of messages like this is the wasted time of people (like all of us) who are unfortunate enough to have these people know their email/FB page.

March 13, 2013 at 9:14 pm
(796) Amanda says:

I got it today too…from several sources on Facebook….here’s the kicker….one person who posted it is a police officer!! First thing I did was check the Amber Alert satellite tv station then a quick Google. All told it took less than a minute. Just gobsmacked that in this age of information and technology people are STILL falling for this sort of thing.

May 8, 2013 at 11:26 pm
(797) Donna says:

And your Amber Alerts link does not work either….. another hoax????

August 27, 2013 at 3:32 pm
(798) T G Kramble says:

Just showed up in N.J. again.

October 8, 2013 at 9:16 pm
(799) Jobeth66 says:

Just popped up here in NJ again. I posted the link to this page in response, so hopefully that’s enough to stop it for now.

February 3, 2014 at 3:14 am
(800) Anita says:

The SMS message has now even arrived in France. The same 3 years old girl, the same man, the same gray car and even the same license plate. They changed the spot and added a source (the national broadcasting), that seems to be reliable, but isn’t. Very dangerous to have false alarms like these. What if something real happens and no-one responds ?

February 5, 2014 at 9:18 am
(801) Jason says:

Just got this, I posted it; someone pointed out that it was missing a Police Affirmation so I checked it out, and here I am, learning it is a Hoax
I got it Monday Feb 3, 2014

February 5, 2014 at 1:27 pm
(802) bob says:

hello from chambery france!

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