Unfortunately, such hoaxes lessen the impact that genuine missing child stories have as people tend to be suspicious of whether they are genuine or not, such as in the case of Matt Levenson.
This email, about Andrew John Thompson, is very much true, as can be determined by visiting some of the links contained within it –
Join the Global Search for Missing Australian Child – Andrew John THOMPSON
Four-year-old Andrew John THOMPSON was illegally abducted from Australia by his mother Melinda Margaret THOMPSON (who could also be using the name Melinda Margaret STRATTON) on 24th April 2008 and has since disappeared without trace. Shortly before the abduction, one of Australia’s leading psychiatrists found that Melinda has an underlying mental state that affects her judgement – particularly in relation to Andrew.
Andrew is now at grave risk of emotional and physical harm. In addition to an extensive search that has been underway by international authorities for several months, an international multi-media campaign has now been launched to help the authorities find him as quickly as possible. This campaign has the full support of Australian authorities and Interpol.
This is a genuine campaign. Andrew’s abduction can be confirmed by taking the following link to the Missing Children website of the Family Court of Australia.
The following link takes you to a poster that contains links to a flyer that can be downloaded and printed. It also includes suggestions for displaying the flyer in public places. Please print this poster and display it wherever possible no matter what country you are in.
This next link will take you to another missing person website containing more information and photos of Andrew and Melinda.
A Facebook site has been established for Andrew and can be accessed at
Also there is a bebo page at
The next link will take you to an article published in the Daily Telegraph in Sydney (Australia) on 13th December 2008. A video interview with Andrew’s father is also contained within the article.
They could be in Europe, the UK, the US, Canada, Asia, or anywhere else.
Please forward this email to as many people as possible and ask them to pass it on to as many people as possible as well. Ask them to use the flyers to raise awareness about Andrew in their local areas in as many countries as possible. It will only take one person to recognise either of them and to report their whereabouts to the authorities for Andrew to be found safe and well and returned to his home.
ANDREW WILL REMAIN AT A VERY HIGH LEVEL OF RISK TO EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL HARM UNTIL HE IS FOUND AND RETURNED TO HIS HOME, HIS FAMILY, AND HIS FRIENDS.
Many thanks for taking part in the Global Search for Andrew, from Andrew’s Dad and Andrew.
If you have any information about Andrew then please pass it on to the authorities.