Ashley Flores Was Never Missing

Just like Evan Trembley, an email circulating (since 2006!), about missing girl Ashley Flores is no more than a hoax.

Since writing about the Trembley hoax I have been inundated with further ‘missing child’ emails that contain no truth in them whatsoever.

Interestingly, like scam emails, several of them contain very similar wording, with just the name and picture changed – I guess the hoaxers are too lazy to write something fresh.

This is the email about Ashley Flores

please look at the picture, read what her mother says, then forward this message on.

Maybe if everyone passes this on, someone will see this child. That is how the girl from Stevens Point was found by circulation of her picture on tv. The internet circulates even overseas, South America, and Canada etc. Thanks

Please pass this to everyone in your address book.

We have a Deli manager (Acme Markets) from Philadelphia, Pa who has a 13 year old daughter who has been missing for 2 weeks. Keep the picture moving on. With luck on her side she will be found.

“I am asking you all, begging you to please forward this email on to anyone and everyone you know, PLEASE. My 13 year old girl, Ashley Flores, is missing. She has been missing for now two weeks.

It is still not too late. Please help us. If anyone any where knows anything, please contact me at:

I am including a picture of her. All prayers are appreciated!! ”

It only takes 2 seconds to forward this.

If it was your child, you would want all the help you could get.

From what I could discern, this hoax email may not have been created by Ashley herself but, rather, by a friend who may have thought it was a funny thing to do.

Personally, I believe the people behind these are reckless and stupid as these emails often become viral and distract from real missing child cases.

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  1. So does anybody know who the girl in the picture is ?

    CHILDS are not to joke about. you dont do this agin
    you dont joke about childs this way.

  3. Me too, glad it isnt true.

  4. I just got this email today.

  5. Now someone has translated it into Italian. I just got this one with hundreds of e-mail addresses attached. I think you are right. It does take away from the very serious cases of missing children.

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