There is a chain letter hoax that exploits a real situation involving a fire.
Peter and Anna Kuczma lost their home in Southern Poland to a fire, which seriously injured their baby, Aleksandra ("Alexandra" or "Olenka" or "Ola" in 2005, but sending chain letters will not give them money or help the little girl's recovery.
Walmart Burned Girl
This one mutated with small differences between the earlier and later versions. Putting both versions into one shows the changes up very clearly, and there is at least one major inconsistency that should help give this hoax away for the kruft it is.
🤥Memes: A sister and her brother were inside the new Walmart built in town.
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: Which town? when exactly? 2003 or 2007? Or maybe they repeated the whole thing in 2011? A sister and brother - well, there are lots of sisters and brothers out there. New Walmart, right, trying to make this chain look credible by tossing in a name of a store everybody's familiar with...
🤥Memes: The sister at six eight years of age, the brother seventeen years of age.
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: Yeah, the mutations of this chain can't even agree on the sister's age. So she's six when she goes into the store, but 8 when she comes out again?
🤥Memes: The brother was fixing wanting to buy a present for his little sister on her birthday, beacuse her birthday was coming up. but as soon as they were fixing to leave As they were about to leave
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: You were fixing to make a hoax.
🤥Memes: she had to go to the bathroom. Her brother showed her where it was, where the restrooms were and he began he started to look looking at some earrings he thought she might would probably like for her next birthday.
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: Yep, notice how unwieldy this thing is when both mutations are stuck together into one story?
🤥Memes: As he started to buy them the earrings, he saw people running from the end of the store screaming and yelling with fear. Before he new it In the next moment he smelled smoke and saw fire, flames. he ran to his little sister as fast as he could but when he got to the bathrooms they were already on fire. the fire was already blazing. He new he had to get out as fast as he could to get help. leave to make sure help was coming. . But when the firetrucks arrived it was already to late.
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: So what happened, did you try to conduct the exploding toilet experiment to see if that chain letter was true, but you ended up setting the restroom on fire? Good going, lackwit.
🤥Memes: They assured the family that there were no survivors.
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: Wait, what? Lol, an assurance is not something done in the negative when it comes to whether or not people survived. You just said that not surviving was actually a good thing. What a dunce.
🤥Memes: Two days later the family got a call from the hospital They told them saying they have someone there by the name of sandy. They asked "How did you get this number"? The hospital said replied that the little girl she was holding a purse in her hand clutched in her little hand with a card that said gave her name and number on it.
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: So before this point, she's just "the little sister" wow, nothing quite like naming characters halfway through the story, particularly when they were there from the beginning.
🤥Memes: The family drove to the hospital to see thier their little angel.
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: *Rolling eyes* Yeah, really pour on the saccharin with this 'little angel' bit. So how did she get to be a little angel? By getting injured? No, you're not making me cry over this fictitious little angel, who is only one in about 6 hundred million chain letter angels already breezing around the net.
🤥Memes: While they thanked God for her survival,
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: ARGH! *Headdesk* Don't blaspheme! It wouldn't be blaspheming if this was just an honestly written piece of fiction, but it is a hoax, and that makes all the difference!
🤥Memes: looked at her, they noticed her arm was almost all the way burnt off, her arms were burnt so severely they were both amputated and her face was so burned it she needed surgery.
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: So which was it? One arm, or both? Did they get amputated or not?
Short answer, neither, since this is all a big sad leg-pull.
🤥Memes: But the family didnt have any health insurance and very little money enough to cover the bill.
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: Always the same story, leading to the same bogus tracker stuff and demands to try to save somebody with chain letters...
🤥Memes: So now the need you to help out! This family needs our HELP!
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: Help to spread their tall washroom-on-fire tale as if it was real? No, consider this request soundly rejected.
🤥Memes: Note: Every time you send this to three people someone reposts this story, aol MYSPACE will take away $2.00 off the hospital bill.
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: So how come AOL and Myspace have gone to the birds, even without getting bled dry by your not so amazing money-sucking, forward-trackers, which don't exist?
🤥Memes: DO NOT DELETE! AOL MYSPACE IS TRACKING THIS!
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: Liar. Myspace doesn't have a tracker, and AOL never did. This meme is mangled.
🤥Memes: Please repost "Sad Wal-Mart Story".
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: Nothing doing. I'm not reposting some lie about Walmart, AOL and Myspace as if it was true.
🤥Memes: God knows who you are.
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: *You know what, dude, chick, whoever started this thing? God also knows who YOU are, even if I don't, so don't pull that card on me!
🤥Memes: Karma knows it could happen to you
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: Yeah, real sweet of you to wish I would get burned to the point of losing my life. Somebody ought to pitch you into a trench.
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