In early 2005 a chain letter circulated across the internet
containing a photograph of a young blonde-haired boy in
a Thai hospital. The boy was found seemingly abandoned
at the side of the road on the holiday island of Phuket
after it was hit by a tsunami in December 2004.
Many recipients of the email have forwarded it onto their
friends and colleagues, slowing down email systems because
of the photograph's 1MB size.
However, media reports have revealed that the boy was identified
as Hannes Bergstroem by members of his Swedish family in late
Anyone who receives the chain letter should delete it, and
not forward it onto their friends.
A typical version of the chain letter reads as follows:
Fw: Does anybody recognize this boy?
Looking for his family.
The boy about 2 years, from Khoa Lak is missing his parents. Nobody
knows what country he comes from. If anyboy known him please contact
us by phone 076-249400-4 ext. 1336, 1339 or e-mail :