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    Amber Alert HOAXES

    As someone who cares deeply for those who are missing, and those left behind to search for them, such a Hoax is heartbreaking to me. As someone very wise once said, "every missing person can be verified, period".

    One of the hoaxes is for Penny Brown, she is NOT missing.

    http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/children/penny.htm

    Another is for Christopher Mineo, Jr., who also is NOT missing.

    http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/children/mineo.htm

    All TRUE Amber Alerts can be verified here, past and present.

    http://codeamber.org/

    Almost all e-mail forwards can be verified at this site,
    www.snopes.com
    It's a great resource, one you might want to bookmark.

    Blessed Christmas to all, and thanks!

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    Thanks for the links. It is sad that people start a Hoax when there are so many that are truly missing.
    Prayers for all murdered wives and children. My posts are my opinion only.

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    I don't understand what people get out of of pulling a hoax like this?? Such a serious situation, our children and their safety.... sick, sick people in the world.

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    hoaxes

    i think to place a hoax when there are so many missing children out there that need our attention is absolutely cruel.

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    Please show this link to everyone on your list, so we can get the word out about the hoaxes. Thanks and God bless

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    I saw one of these hoaxes on a privately owned missing persons site a few days ago.

    http://www.cafh.net/missingchild.htm

    Maybe a few WS'ers could e-mail this person and let them know. I did, but no one has replied yet. The addy is cafhkids@grundynet.net

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    For awareness.

    These are still circulating, so please take note.

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    It is truly sick individuals that perpetrate the Amber Alert Hoaxes!

    What would the pleasure be in doing that? Maybe someone who lost custody? THAT is illegal and those caught should be prosecuted for making a false LE report. An Amber Alert is a tool of Law Enforcement.

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    urbanlegends,com is another good site for filtering through all the crap you hear......

    So often times it happens that we live our life in chains, and we never even know we have the key. ...Eagles, "Already Gone"

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    For awareness.

    These are still circulating, so please take note.


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    These really aren't amber alert hoaxes. They are missing person hoaxes. The Amber Alert works differently than missing person reports/emails that are circulating the internet.

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    Post In my opinion ~

    I often try not to post as I try to keep my words and opinions to myself, however, I am a bit confused.

    I know that there is a difference between Amber Alert and Missing Persons Reports, yet the fact of the matter is REALLY that there are some very sad/sick people out there LYING about having missing loved ones.

    Help for the missing is out there, and these people are taking time from those that are in need of it. The first 48 hours are the most important and sometimes it takes more than that to prove a case false, (ie...waiting for LE to contact you back to verify). In that time, there are others that are missing and needing help.

    The issue shouldn't be whether or not these are Amber Alerts, but the fact that these are LIES!

    Please don't let these "lies" discourage your efforts. I know that there are many searching out of love and concern, and these "hoaxes" can be a great disappointment.

    With many prayers,
    FindLorne

    Remember, it is not what you give from the pocket, but what you receive with your heart!
    FindLorne
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    Fake alerts and people who leave loved ones without telling anyone they are leaving really upset me. Being stressed out because of a relationship or college finals is no reason to leave everyone worrying.

    Both of these take attention away from missing people who rally need help.

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    Sadly, this hoax has made its way across the internet again.

    All TRUE missing persons cases can be verified. I would be very suspicious of any mail without a link for verification.

    As always, if anyone needs more information, or doubts a missing persons e-mail, please feel free to contact myself or any of the reputable agencies.

    National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    The Nations Center for Missing Adults

    This isn't funny to me. I hope people will stop forwarding this.
    With hope, Lanie
    Help For The Missing
    HelpForTheMissing@yahoo.com

    *edited to fix typo*

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    Sick Sick Sick Sick People Are Out There

    JAN STAVROS MISSING http://home.comcast.net/~notsodumb10...ome.html-.html

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