Emails that suggest that particular children are missing are becoming increasingly common these days.
The following email, about Penny Brown, falls into the latter category and should not be believed.
PLEASE LOOK AT PICTURE THEN FORWARD
I am asking you all, begging you to please, forward this email on to anyone and everyone you know, PLEASE. My 9 year old girl, Penny Brown, is missing. She has been missing for now two weeks. It is still not too late, Please help us.
If anyone anywhere knows anything, sees anything, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am including a picture of her. All prayers are appreciated!!
It only takes 2 seconds to forward this on, if it was your child, you would want all the help you could get. Please.
thank you for your kindness, hopefully you can help us.
G208, Health Sciences Centre
Faculty of Medicine
University of Calgary
The Penny Brown missing child hoax has been going around the internet and into inboxes since 2001 and keeps resurfacing every few months or so.
If you happen to receive it then please note that no-one by the name of Penny Brown has been reported missing so please don’t forward this one.