Photo from a little girl lost in Phuket Hospital
Thread poster: Birgit Elisabeth Horn

Birgit Elisabeth Horn
Italy
Local time: 10:32
Member (2004)
Italian to German
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Jan 28, 2005

I received (from an agency I work with) a photo from a little girl lost in Phuket Hospital, she lost her parents and doesn't remember who she is. She has very fair hair, may be she is dutch, german or scandinavian.

Who likes to help forwarding her photo in europe may answer to my private e-mail. I will forward the original message to you.
Thanks!










[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2005-01-28 12:28]


 

Sylvain Leray  Identity Verified
Local time: 10:32
Member (2003)
German to French
Probably a hoax Jan 28, 2005

Hi,

There are plenty of similar messages around the web, and most of them (if not all of them) are hoaxes.
See for example : http://www.hoax-slayer.com/lost-tsunami-child.html

Regards,
Sylvain


 

hirselina
Italian to Dutch
+ ...
Please don't forward! Jan 28, 2005

Many specialised organisations are involved in the search for missing persons, so there really is no need to involve the general public but some people use all occasions to forward publicity. I personnally received an e-mail "looking for a boy", which contains bilingual publicity for Yves Rocher and a list of email addresses from that company!

You might want to have a look at http://www.virtualsalt.com/warning.htm


 

PB Trans

Local time: 09:32
French to English
+ ...
No longer true Jan 28, 2005

I always check "please forward" messages to see if they are true. This is an excellent site: http://www.snopes2.com

http://www.snopes.com/photos/tsunami/lostgirl.asp


 

Birgit Elisabeth Horn
Italy
Local time: 10:32
Member (2004)
Italian to German
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TOPIC STARTER
heart beats mind Jan 28, 2005

I never had a look at those sites. The message came directly from a doctor and was without publicity.
In any case, thank you for teaching me realityicon_smile.gif
Pina you are right, in fact the girl is that one shown on snopes.
Thank you for answering !!!


 

Lindsay Sabadosa (X)  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 04:32
Italian to English
+ ...
An odd fact... Jan 28, 2005

Birgit Horn wrote:

I never had a look at those sites. The message came directly from a doctor and was without publicity.
In any case, thank you for teaching me realityicon_smile.gif
Pina you are right, in fact the girl is that one shown on snopes.
Thank you for answering !!!




I couldn't belive it when I saw this tread. I was suspicous - and I NEVER send forwards but I thought perhaps the story about that photo could be real. After all, it was right after the tsunami. And I got it forwarded to me from friends in three different continents. What is really funny is that one of my friends recently e-mailed me to tell me that the girl had been safely returned to her family in Germany! A hoax with a resolution! Who thinks this stuff up?!


 

Parrot  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 10:32
Member
Spanish to English
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Was true on the 26th December Jan 29, 2005

But she's back in Germany with relatives since the 29th/12. I received that mail, checked the German papers and found the Hochtaunus police report. Sad thing was, the parents were never found.

Best to check on the given data before putting up photos first. Cases of information about minors are (legally and psychologically) sensitive.

[Edited at 2005-01-29 01:39]


 


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