Gran’s torment by e-mail

2008-08-22 00:00

A seemingly innocent e-mail pleading for information about a lost teenager called Ashley Flores turned out to be a nightmare for the woman who was identified as the child’s heartbroken mother at the end of the message.

She said she took the problem to her company’s IT department, which said it was a hoax originating in Philadelphia and has been circulating for the past five years. According to the website, this e-mail was initially a child’s prank. Ashley Flores was never lost. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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