Old Wives' Tales
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Toxin du jour
Claim: A 21-year-old named Shumila Ahmed is missing.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, January 2008]
The appeal to aid in the finding of 21-year-old Shumila Ahmed began circulating in the online world in mid-January 2008. While there is such a girl, she was never missing; she was merely the victim of a prank wherein someone combined a photograph of her with the text of the Evan Trembley hoax, swapping in a new name and age of the "missing" person in place of the previous. (The Trembley hoax itself was but a reworking of the Ashley Flores
Some obvious clues point to this appeal's being a prank rather than a genuine missing person alert:
Last updated: 27 March 2008
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