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'Q72B381' Amber Alert Is a Hoax

By May 25, 2010

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A HOAX circulating on Facebook claims a 3-year-old girl has been abducted by a man driving a grey car, license plate Q72B381 (or 72B381 in another version), in Edmonton, Kentucky (or Edmonton, Alberta in another version). The message is false. No such Amber Alert exists. The current text is a variant of a false alert circulating online since February 2009.

Purported Amber Alerts can be authenticated by viewing the Active Amber Alerts page of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. If an alert doesn't appear there, it isn't real.

Help STOP this hoax by sharing this article.


Example of the current message:

AMBER ALERT!!! Edmonton, KY little girl 3 years old, picked up by a man driving a grey car, licenseplate: Q72B381. 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 do?????


Previous variant (as of April 15, 2010):

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!

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Comments

August 18, 2011 at 8:35 pm
(1) Tori says:

This is the newest version:

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

August 20, 2011 at 12:33 pm
(2) Will says:

Another Version:
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As of 8-18-11: AMBER ALERT!!! Miami, Az -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.
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(yes, there is a Miami, AZ.)

August 25, 2011 at 4:47 pm
(3) Zena says:

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????

January 3, 2012 at 11:30 pm
(4) wtf ??? says:

woow thats crazy how pple make lies smfh no lives

June 5, 2012 at 11:18 pm
(5) Jessica says:

newest alert i just got via blackberry messenger “Kidnapping!!!! they come and go, you’re no different: not sorry for this extremely important: 3yr old girl picked up by a man driving a grey car license plate : quebec 72B 381 canada.. share this it could save her.. kidnapping recent last 24hrs

September 9, 2012 at 7:28 am
(6) Bob says:

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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, 3 seconds will not kill you. If it were your child.

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